If two years ago the United Kingdom lived the prince’s dream of love Harry and Meghan MarkleToday, there are few royal fans who eagerly recall that wedding. The Megxit It is the only topic of conversation when the Sussexs come up for any type of topic.For many, their departure after only two years of marriage within the Royal Family it was a kind of treason to it and an expense thrown in the trash by the taxpayer’s pocket.
Norman Baker, a former government minister, wanted to focus on this second aspect. a detailed study of the expenses generated by Meghan and Harry in this time, he has published an extensive article in ‘Daily Mail’ providing astronomical figures that do not leave the couple in a very good place.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a file image. (Reuters)
“From his wedding day until March 31 of this year, I calculate that the British taxpayer has disbursed more than £ 44 million (about € 49 million) to provide Harry and Meghan, apparently, what they want, “says Baker, assuring that the figure could even be higher, although impossible to calculate due to the opacity around the accounts of the Royal House.
Among the expenses analyzed by Baker, the payment of its employees, the cost of dismissing them after the Megxit, their private flights, their security or the organization of his well-known wedding, which he estimates could have cost nearly 33 and a half million pounds (37 million uros).
Harry and Meghan greet each other on their wedding day. (Getty)
Following the Megxit, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pledged to repay the state coffers the renovation costs they made at Frogmore, the house where they barely lived six months before crossing the pond, first settling in Canada and later in Los Angeles. This renewal involved an expense of 2.6 million euros. The agreement was that they would pay approximately 20,000 euros per month. If so, it will take many years for the son and daughter-in-law of the Prince carlos manage to settle the debt with the taxpayer.
The Sussexs in a file image. (Reuters)
Baker claims that in the meantime, the couple enjoy a great fortune. He notes that Harry received half of a £ 21 million (€ 23 million) inheritance from his mother and a £ 7 million (nearly € 8 million) inheritance from the Queen Mother in 2002, in addition to 2.3 million of pounds (2.5 million euros) annually provided by Prince Charles. As for Meghan, she calculates that her work as an actress has been able to bring her close to 5 million pounds (5 and a half million euros).
According to the author of the article in ‘Daily Mail’, the Sussexes could pay off their Frogmore debt overnight if they wanted. The amount of it is negligible compared to your income. But they prefer to invest in a life surrounded by luxuries in Los Angeles while the cost of their two years of royal marriage in the United Kingdom remains unpaid for a long time.
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