'Taxpayer still paying for it' Prince Charles 'offsetting' costs of Kate, Camilla clothes

Amid the debate about the Royal Family's spending, it has been reported that Prince

Charles pays for the Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge's clothes

through "the Duchy of Cornwall". Speaking to the Daily Express' Royal Round-Up,

royal commentator Richard Palmer discussed Charles' spending.

Speaking to Royal Round-Up's host Pandora Forsyth, Mr Palmer said: "When it comes

to Camilla and Kate, Charles pays for a lot of their clothing allowance from the Duchy of Cornwall.

First of all, there's an argument that that's public money anyway.

This is because it is "controlled by Government" and "subject to Parliamentary control".

He added: "He [Charles] actually offsets the cost of providing that against tax."