Prince Charles's private estate is to be scrutinised by the Public Accounts Committee.
The Prince of Wales could not bear to look as a magician appeared to break his own fingers during a Prince's Trust celebrity reception.
The Queen will miss the Commonwealth summit for the first time in 40 years as part of a review of her long-haul travel.
The Attorney General's decision to block public disclosure of letters the Prince of Wales wrote to Government ministers was upheld by the High Court today.
Guardian newspaper journalist Rob Evans accused Dominic Grieve of going wrong in law and "overriding an independent and impartial tribunal".
But today the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, sitting with Lord Justice Davis and Mr Justice Globe, refused to overturn Mr Grieve's veto last October on the release of correspondence between Charles and seven Government departments.
They ruled that it was "an exceptional case meriting use of the ministerial veto to prevent disclosure and to safeguard the public interest".
Mr Grieve, the Government's principal legal adviser, said his decision was based on his view that the correspondence was undertaken as part of the Prince's "preparation for becoming king".
Making the letters public could potentially damage the principle of the heir to the throne being politically neutral, and so undermine his ability to fulfil his duties when king, said Mr Grieve.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall travelled 58,000 miles on official duties last year and went to 100 towns and cities in the UK.
The Prince of Wales's tax bill fell by 1.5% to £4.4 million, Clarence House have revealed.
The 47 per cent fall in Prince Charles's taxpayer funding has been attributed to a reduction in costs on trips with overseas countries footing the bill for travel costs.
Income from the sovereign grant and other Government departments fell from £2.1 million to £1.1 million between 2012 and 2013.
He also saw his private funding increase by 4 per cent to £19 million as a result of income from the Duchy of Cornwall - the estate given to the heir to the throne to provide him or her with an income.
It was also announced that Prince Charles's charities raised £139 million last year.
The Prince of Wales's funding from the taxpayer fell by 47 per cent during the last financial year, Clarence House accounts revealed today.
Funding dropped from £2.1 million to £1.1 million.
The Prince of Wales's income rose to £19 million last year - an increase of 4 per cent, according to his financial accounts released today.
The Prince paid £4.4 million in income tax which was a slight decrease compared to the previous year.
The money comes from the Duchy of Cornwall.
It was revealed yesterday that the monarchy cost the taxpayer £33.3 million in the last financial year - an increase of nearly a million from the previous year.
The Prince of Wales will publish his financial accounts today, following the royal public finances annual report published yesterday.
The figures will give details of his income and expenditure, funds from the Duchy of Cornwall - the landed estate given to the heir to the throne - and tax bill during the 2012-13 financial year.
Figures from the 2011/12 accounts, published last year, showed the Prince's funding from the taxpayer increased by 11%.
Charles's income from public funds rose from £1,962,000 to £2,194,000, an increase of £232,000.
The Prince of Wales and Prince William will address guests from 26 countries on the 'serious crime' that is the illegal wildlife trade.
Speaking with Environment Secretary Owen Paterson they will call for a global partnership and urgent action to end wildlife crime. They will call for:
- A reduction in demand for endangered wildlife products in markets around the world
- A step up in law enforcement against the criminals involved
- Help for local/rural communities to find viable alternatives to illegal wildlife trade