When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would no longer be working royals back in January, they promised to pay their dues (literally) – this included renovations made on their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage. Eight months later, the Duke and Duchess have finished paying the $3 million bill, as reported by People.
The property was originally paid for by the Sovereign Grant – funds allocated from taxpayer dollars, specifically for royals’ expenses.
“A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by the Duke of Sussex,” a statement from an official spokesperson reads. “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 U.K. residence of the Duke and his family.”
Harry and Meghan moved into Frogmore Cottage shortly before their son Archie’s birth, in April 2019. They are currently residing in Santa Barbara – much closer to the headquarters of Netflix, whom the couple recently announced a multi-million dollar deal with.
“As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens,” said the Duke and Duchess in a statement, detailing their plans to develop feature films, scripted TV, children’s series and documentaries. “We are pleased to work with the team at Netflix whose unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action.”
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