Harry and Meghan have reimbursed taxpayers in full for the £2
Harry and Meghan have reimbursed taxpayers in full for the £2.4million used to renovate their Windsor home - in a dramatic escalation of their 'divorce' from the Royal Family.
In an unexpected move, the couple - who had been paying back the cash in monthly instalments - announced that they had totally refunded the Sovereign Grant for the redevelopment of five-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the Queen's Berkshire estate.
Sources close to the couple also claimed that they would no longer be asking Prince Charles for gadai bpkb tangerang handouts as they sought to establish 'financial independence'.
The surprise move came after it was revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had secured a lucrative deal to produce shows for streaming giant Netflix, said to be worth in the region of $100million (£75million).
The £2.4m in public money that was used to convert Frogmore from what had been five small staff cottages into a larger country home for the couple has been a particular bone of contention since they quit as working royals in January.
Critics had argued that not only should the cash be refunded in full after their move to California, but they should also forfeit their right to even live at Frogmore, which was given to them by the Queen.
Those calls intensified after they recently bought an £11million nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara, with a £7.5million mortgage.
Until now, they had been paying back the money at a rate of £18,000 a month - a figure which also covered 'rent' on the property.
This meant it would have taken them 11 years to repay the British taxpayer, a timeframe that many felt was far too long given the couple's earning potential.
But last night, a jaminan bpkb mobil tangerang spokesman for the couple said that Prince Harry had now repaid the money in full.
They said: '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.'
Prince Harry has paid back the £2.4 million of taxpayers' money he and Meghan Markle used to renovate Frogmore Cottage thanks to the multi-million pound Netflix deal struck by the couple
Last year's royal accounts showed the cost of the renovations at the cottage - paid for from taxpayers' money - was £2.4 million