: an allowance for the private expenses of the British sovereign
Examples of privy purse in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThat wealth used to belong to the Crown—the institution, not the ruler—but Vajiralongkorn took control of the privy purse in 2018.
Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2020 And up until 1971, the former royal families were paid a privy purse -- compensation from the central government for their loss of status.
Esha Mitra And Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, 7 Aug. 2020
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