Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pay back £2.4 million spent on Frogmore Cottage

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have repaid the £2.4 million of taxpayers' money spent on their Frogmore Cottage home, six months after moving to America.

  • The couple have paid an estimated £2.4 million to the Sovereign Grant to cover the cost of the renovation of their Frogmore Cottage home
  • The news was confirmed in a statement from the couple, six months after they stepped back as senior royals and relocated to America
  • Frogmore Cottage will remain the couple's "UK residence"
  • It follows royal news of the Queen's unusual parenting technique being revealed

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have repaid the £2.4 million spent renovating their Frogmore Cottage home, after ditching their royal titles.

A spokesperson for the couple confirmed in a statement, "A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by The Duke of Sussex. This contribution, as originally offered by Prince Harry, has fully covered the necessary renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, a property of Her Majesty The Queen, and will remain the UK residence of The Duke and his family."

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The home underwent extensive work in 2019 before it became the Sussexes' permanent home, transforming the Grade II-listed property from multiple apartments into a family home.

But, with the couple deciding to step down as senior royals and move to America shortly after, they made it clear they would like to repay the money owed.

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A statement from Buckingham Palace at the time said, "The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home."

It comes just weeks after it emerged that the couple have landed a huge deal with Netflix.

The couple’s multi-year deal with Netflix will see them produce documentaries, films and children’s shows.

And, according to PR expert Jonathan Shalit, the project could earn the Sussexes tens of millions of pounds.

He said: “Never before has a Hollywood studio got hold of British royal family – this is historic.

“Meghan and Harry will hire shadow producers to do the work but their names alone attached to Netflix are gold dust.”

Georgia Farquharson

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