(In the UK) a fixed annual allowance voted by Parliament to meet the official expenses incurred by the Queen in her role as head of state.
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- In return the monarch received a personal income voted by Parliament, the Civil List.
- He cemented his position by securing George a Civil List from Parliament of £800,000, considerably more than previous monarchs had received.
- To cap it all, in the final run-up, a carefully leaked document revealed that the royal finances were in their best-ever condition and that the taxpayer will not be required to supplement the Queen's Civil List payments.