The new house of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle has been renovated with tax money of 2.4 million pounds (around 2.7 million euros). Buckingham Palace announced this on Tuesday. The pair apparently paid the interior of Frogmore Cottage.
The six-month renovation included new electrical wiring, replacement of defective ceiling beams and floor beams, new heating systems and gas and water pipes. According to British media there is now also a luxury kitchen and a yoga studio in the house.
The British couple lived in a residence on the grounds of Kensington Palace, the London home of Harry’s older brother Prince William and his wife Kate. But since the wedding in 2018, the two couples are increasingly going their own way.
The Frogmore Cottage was built around 1690. Queen Charlotte had it modernized in the 1790s as an outdoor castle. The property is named after the frogs that once lived in the swampy area.
Last year, taxpayers had to pay £ 67 million for all royals, an increase of nearly £ 20 million compared to the previous year. Much of this was used to maintain Buckingham Palace in London and royal property.