Harry and Meghan confirmed that they have returned the full amount that Elizabeth II ‘loaned’ them
Dukes of Sussex.
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Before making the decision to leave the British monarchy to move first to Canada and later to California, the dukes of sussex They had carried out extensive renovations in a cottage known as Frogmore Cottage and located in the heart of the grounds surrounding Windsor Castle.
This transfer was not without controversy due to the extremes to which the prince harry and Meghan Markle to ensure your comfort and privacy in gardens that, on specific occasions, open their doors to the public.
The rumors about it reached such an extent that Buckingham palace decided to send a statement in which clarified that the works had not been financed exclusively with the annual sum that the queen receives from the British government, and that therefore comes out of taxpayers’ money.
Actually, the crown only paid for the works to maintain and renovate the structure, according to his obligation to all the historical palaces under his charge, and the rest -from the decoration to the improvements that they were not considered “first necessity”– ran by the couple.
Now Harry and Meghan have confirmed through a spokesperson that they have returned the full amount they ‘loaned’ them Isabel II in the form of a “contribution” to the ‘Sovereign Grant’, as that fund or grant that is given to the sovereign is called.
After temporarily settling in Nottingham Cottage, found in the palace complex of KensingtonIn London, the couple wanted their separation from the Dukes of Cambridge to be reflected in their place of residence, choosing one far from the capital. TIt has also been confirmed that Frogmore Cottage will continue to be their base of operations. facing the seasons that pass in the United Kingdom.