LONDON: Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan have refunded British taxpayers 2.four million kilos ($3.2 million), the price of renovating their UK house, consistent with a dedication they made after saying in January they might step again from royal tasks.
The refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, a area inside the grounds of Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle west of London, have been criticised via some British media as too pricey.
The compensation comes as Harry and Meghan, an American former actress, search to forge new careers for themselves and accomplish better monetary independence. They introduced final week they’d signed a freelance with Netflix to supply content material for the streaming platform.
Officially referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the couple have moved to California however will stay Frogmore Cottage as their house after they come again to Britain, below the phrases in their settlement with the queen, Harry’s grandmother.
“A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by The Duke of Sussex,” a spokesperson for the couple stated, relating to a pot of taxpayer cash used to fund the monarchy.
“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.”
The phrases of Harry and Meghan’s contract with Netflix have no longer been disclosed. Prior to that, the majority in their source of revenue used to be coming from the personal property of Prince Charles, Harry’s father and the inheritor to the British throne.