Home»Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, United Kingdom 19th May, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly started to pay back the £2.4 million it cost British tax payers to renovate their home. Frogmore Cottage was remodelled from five separate living quarters into one large official residence for the couple and their son Archie last summer. the work was “paid for largely by the Sovereign Grant” - money paid annually to the monarch by the government. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle forked out for some of the fittings themselves, but the cost of replacing ceiling beams, floor joists, heating, gas, electrical systems and re-plumbing was met by the public purse. Royal aide Sir Michael Stevens, keeper of the privy purse, said: “The property had not been the subject of work for some years and had already been earmarked for renovation in line with our responsibility to maintain the condition of the occupied royal palaces estate. “The building was returned to a single residence and outdated infrastructure was replaced to guarantee the long-term future of the property.” He added that Harry and Meghan had paid for “substantially all fixtures and fittings” at the time.
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