The Queen's royal household could do more to reduce its costs and increase income, and must get a firmer grip on a huge backlog of property repairs, a committee of MPs has said.
The household also needs to plan and manage its budget better for the long term, a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recommended.
The report produced by the PAC looked at the Sovereign Grant, the financial system funding the monarchy, and last October its MPs questioned Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, about the financial affairs of the household.
More top news
It doesn't feel particularly much like Christmas because it is pretty mild, but it is set to turn colder over the next few days.
Joe Cocker's most famous songs took him from the UK, to US and beyond and turned him into an international superstar.
A decade after their parents' deaths, entrepreneurs Rob and Paul Forkan celebrate the building of their first children's home in Sri Lanka.