Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘urged to pay back Prince Charles’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been urged to pay back Prince Charles, after reports of the millions he spent on them in their final year as royals.

Though the duo have paid an unknown upfront amount for the rent and refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, royal fans are demanding they pay back the Prince of Wales.

This comes as the amount Prince Charles spent on the couple has been revealed, along with the sum he still pays for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Clarence House’s annual review shows he spent up to £5.6 million on his sons and their wives, reports Express.

However the report does not show a breakdown of the spending, and what it went towards.

This figure was up by 11 percent – or £556,000 – on the year before.

Royal aides have declined to comment on the increase except for saying the money came from Charles’s private Duchy income.

The accounts run from April 2019 to the end of March this year when the UK went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Charles’s non-official expenditure for himself and his family from his Duchy income was around £3.2million – an increase of £45,000.

Referring to Meghan, one angry user said on Twitter: "Now that she has left the monarchy, she should pay Prince Charles back for the designer clothes he bought her."

When Meghan and Harry stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family, they still received financial support from Charles when they started their new life in Los Angeles.

At the time, a spokeswoman said the couple were paying for their own security with Charles making private financial contributions but not always from his Duchy income.

However, the couple signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix estimated to be worth up to £75million over five years.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement regarding their Netflix deal, which read: “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”

The Netflix deal will see the couple producing a range of programmes for the streaming service.

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