Meghan and Harry spent £2,400,000 of taxpayers' money to renovate Frogmore Cottage
Meghan and Harry’s Frogmore Cottage has been renovated with £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money, royal accounts have revealed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ country residence, close to Windsor Castle, underwent major work to turn five properties back into a single home for the couple and their son Archie – with all fittings and fixtures privately paid for by the duke and duchess.
It is likely they installed a luxury kitchen and bathroom and it has reportedly been designed by the couple with dining and entertaining in mind and with extra bedrooms to accommodate guests, like the duchess’ mother Doria Ragland.
Accounts for the Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen and her household’s official expenses, show the monarchy cost the taxpayer £67 million during 2018-19 – an increase of almost £20 million on the previous financial year.
A large amount of the rise was due to work updating the decades-old services at Buckingham Palace and maintaining the occupied royal palaces.
The Core Sovereign Grant which helps fund the work of the Queen and her household, and pays for other activities like official royal travel, increased by £3.6 million to £49.3 million.
My view: Well Prince Harry is married to a spendthrift, so people shouldn't be surprised. Meghan retired from her acting career to marry a rich Prince, she didn't leave her job for nothing. She spent £1million in 12-months just on clothes alone.