The royal household's staffing levels have remained largely static at around 430 people, during the past seven years, to allow it to maintain the Queen's programme.
However this contrasted with the public sector which had seen employee numbers cut during the same period, and yet the sector was still expected to increase efficiency with fewer workers.
More top news
Nigel Farage will press "no" campaigners to make a positive case for the UK's EU exit to boost their chances of referendum success.
People walk slower while texting on their mobile phones to try and avoid accidents, according to new research.
The large piece of debris washed ashore on Reunion Island could be be from the missing Malaysian airliner MH370, according to a US official.