Sir Michael Peat
From 2003: "Sir Michael Peat, one of Prince Charles' most trusted aides, was chosen to read out the Prince's statement denying unpublished allegations...
"He has given 13 years of loyal service to the royals, reportedly attracting the sobriquet "the axe man" for his success at shoring up the Royals' finances.
"He made this reputation during his time as Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to the Queen.
"The Eton and Oxford educated accountant was seen as a moderniser in the Royal household and advised the Queen to pay tax on her private income from 1993...
"He worked for the Queen for more than a decade, until he became Prince Charles's private secretary in 2002, replacing Stephen Lamport...
"His father was a Privy Purse auditor, as was his great-grandfather William Barclay Peat, who was a founding partner of the accountancy firm Peat Marwick, now KPMG, where Sir Michael was previously a partner..." 
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