Harry and Meghan reimburse £2.4mil to taxpayers for Frogmore renovations

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Prince Charles has cut off his private funding support for Harry and Meghan after they secured a £75million Netflix deal and paid back £2.4million for Frogmore Cottage - but the couple will not be 'immune from scrutiny,' sources say.
In a move which has surprised royal sources, Harry and Meghan 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.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.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-Cottage.html

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Good. How on Earth does it even cost that much??
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It rather begs the question of why those sponges took money from Britain to start with if they can apparently pay it back at will.
I do rather wish they'd pipe down in the future though.
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Something this whole absurdly manufactured "crisis" has led me to realise is that royalty/nobility is not so much a job, a title, or even a class, but more of a caste.

It's thus meaningless to distinguish between royals' private vs public income (to the extent one can be assigned, all their income is ultimately "public") or refer to them ever having "financial independence".
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It rather begs the question of why those sponges took money from Britain to start with if they can apparently pay it back at will.
I do rather wish they'd pipe down in the future though.
It's part of the Crown Estate, which means the government assume responsibility for maintenance and upkeep of the properties and lands in exchange for taking 75% of all revenue collected. While these attention grabbing titles over the cost of renovating/redecorating/repairing these listed properties make it sound ludicrous, it is an exceedingly profitable arrangement for the government. People freaked out when they heard about the costs to renovate Buckingham Palace a few years ago because the press conveniently forgot to mention that annual revenue collected from the Estate well exceeds £1billion.
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Good. How on Earth does it even cost that much??
It's a Listed building, so any level of refurbishment / renovation is pretty complicated and tricky, can only be done in certain ways, can only be done by certain providers, etc.
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about time we get some money of the yanks, we need something for the NHS...
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That's two benefit scroungers off the list then.
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says the hermit....😅🤔
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about time we get some money of the yanks, we need something for the NHS...
Don't worry about it mate, that £350million per week we saved from the EU should kick in any day now I'm sure :yy:
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Prince Charles has cut off his private funding support for Harry and Meghan after they secured a £75million Netflix deal and paid back £2.4million for Frogmore Cottage - but the couple will not be 'immune from scrutiny,' sources say.
In a move which has surprised royal sources, Harry and Meghan 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.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.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-Cottage.html

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2.4 million is an insignificant amount of money in the grand scheme of things.
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It rather begs the question of why those sponges took money from Britain to start with if they can apparently pay it back at will.
I do rather wish they'd pipe down in the future though.
It definitely begs the question. If they have that much money to pay it outright, why the hell were they paying it back in installments to Prince Charles and why did they need taxpayer money!? They have a £75 million dollar deal now though so they can't expect anything else from taxpayers at least.
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Good. How on Earth does it even cost that much??
Ikr!

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Don't worry about it mate, that £350million per week we saved from the EU should kick in any day now I'm sure :yy:
Is that actually how much the UK is saving ?
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Is that actually how much the UK is saving ?
Christ no, it was just an empty promise Vote Leave campaigned on back when they were allowed to lie with impunity for some batsh*t reason.

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alot like remain with all the fear mongering .... both sides were a disgrace
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