A government financial body has urged the royal household to kerb excessive spending after it was revealed that The Queen, accompanied by Prince Edward, spent £13.75 last Sunday night in a local pub close to Windsor Castle where The Queen and the royal family are spending a few days following the funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh.

The House Of Commons Accounts Committee issued a statement last night strongly criticising the use of public funds by Her Majesty, on what they describe as, “a frivolous jaunt”

The report alleges that The Queen splashed out £13.50 on 2 pints of light and bitter and a Sambuca “Depth Charge” cocktail, while Edward spent almost £30 on pints of snakebite

Her Majesty then went on to play 3 games of bar billiards with her youngest son, costing 50p a frame.

The Committee’s statement also made the claim that Edward had a number of unsuccessful goes on the fruit machine costing a further £3.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told reporters last night:

“Yes it’s correct that Her Majesty and Prince Edward went out for a quiet drink down their local last Sunday to take her mind off Prince Philip’s funeral, and that a small sum was spent on drink and a couple of pub games

“However, what the people of this country should also know is that the prince had earlier won £40 on the horses for an outlay of just £10 on a 4/1 shot at Kempton Park and that it was this money that was used to fund the night out and not monies from the public purse”

He then left without taking questions as journalists pressed him on alleged claims that Edward had also spent £2.00 on a packet of strawberry flavoured condoms in the gents toilets and that they’d both had a large doner kebab with salad and chilli sauce in the cab on the way home costing a whopping £8.90