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REPORT: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Cost Taxpayers $3M Just From Home Renovations

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly spent $3 million in renovations on their Frogmore Cottage home.

The cottage underwent renovations to return the five properties into a single home for Markle, Prince Harry and son Archie, according to a report published Tuesday by Page Six. The home renovations themselves cost taxpayers $3.06 million, royal accounts revealed.

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Today, The Duke of Sussex attends the #ANZACday service at Westminster Abbey with The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended this service last year in addition to the dawn service. They also paid their respects at the #ANZAC memorial in Sydney during their official tour last fall. Having devoted ten years of service to military duty, including two tours in Afghanistan, The Duke completed his time of service with four weeks with the Australian Defence Force. Their Royal Highnesses remain committed to supporting serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and the families that support them. #ANZACDay commemorates the anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1915. ANZAC Day is a moment to recognise the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who lost their lives during the landings, and to honour the sacrifices of men and women in all wars. ANZAC Day has been observed annually in London since King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey, and more than 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets. Members of The Royal Family have continued to honour the servicemen and women globally, and today HRH The Duke of Cambridge also paid his respects at @AucklandMuseum. The Duke of Cambridge is visiting The Commonwealth country on behalf of The Queen to pay tribute to those killed in the Christchurch attacks earlier this year.

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The furnishings of Frogmore Cottage were paid for by the royal couple.

“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,” said Michael Stevens, who is responsible for the monarchy’s accounts. (RELATED: Meghan Markle Labeled As ‘Extravagant’ After Spending $500,000 In 2018)

“The building was returned to a single residence and outdated infrastructure was replaced to guarantee the long-term future of the property,” Stevens added.

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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I get that renovations on royal buildings are necessary because they’re so old, but $3 million on a house for a single family is a lot of money. Especially when that money comes from taxpayers’ pockets.

Are Markle and Prince Harry going to be inviting taxpayers to come and visit their home? Probably not, so I’d just like to know how they justify spending this much money on themselves and not public services.