Western Mail

Netflix and chill: £100m deal gets Harry and Meghan out of the red


AFTER landing a reported £100m deal with Netflix, Prince Harry and Meghan have finally paid taxpayers back the £2.3m spent on renovation­s for Frogmore Cottage.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were urged by MPs to stump up the money after signing with the American streaming giant which produces royal drama series, The Crown. The couple – who had been paying back the cash in instalment­s – announced they had refunded the Sovereign Grant for the redevelopm­ent of Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Berkshire estate. Sources close to the couple also claimed they would no longer be receiving handouts from Prince Charles as they sought to establish ‘financial independen­ce’.

It was revealed in the wake of the couple’s decision to step back from their royal roles, the Prince of Wales would make a private financial contributi­on to help them during their first year away.

Now their taxpayer credit is settled, let’s give credit where credit is due.

But it’s ironic that it’s Netflix cash that has helped pay off the debt? The Crown paying off the crown as it were.

 ??  ?? New cash stream: Harry and Meghan
New cash stream: Harry and Meghan
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Frogmore Cottage

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