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Civil list

The civil list is the annual grant of money by Parliament to the monarch and other members of the royal family.

Specific sums are allocated to named members.

In 1981 the Queen undertook to refund to the exchequer the sum granted to three of her cousins.

In 1993, following some pressure from public and Parliamentary opinion, she limited the payments from the list further so that only Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen Mother were eligible.

In the same year it was also announced that the Queen would pay income tax on her personal income.

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