A royal lifestyle isn't cheap. The bean counters at Buckingham Palace say it will cost the equivalent in pounds of $106 million this year to keep Queen Elizabeth and her family in the style to which they have become accustomed. The queen is getting a very generous raise from $9.6 million to $15 million a year, but otherwise the royal family has been successful in keeping down expenses, having increased spending only 4.6 percent per year since 1983, compared to the national average of 5.6 percent. According to the Civil List, the budget set for the royal family by the government, washing the royal dirty clothes will cost about $119,700 this year, while $24,700 is earmarked for newspapers and $404,700 for four annual garden parties. Other expenses include $34 million to keep the royal train rolling for the past six years and $59 million on two years of upkeep on the yacht. Prince Charles and his wife, Diana, are not included on the Civil List, because they have chosen to live off the income from their estates.