- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently paid taxpayers R52.8 million after using borrowed money to refurbish their home
- The couple have just bagged a multi-million dollar deal with the streaming service
- Harry and Meghan recently denounced their royal titles and subsequently decided to seek "financial independence"
The royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have finally been able to pay taxpayers back after using £2.4 million of their money to refurbish their home at Windsor Castle. The couple made the payment after they signed a multi-million dollar deal with streaming service giant, Netflix, their spokesperson said in a statement.
Earlier this year, the couple revealed that they will be denouncing their royal responsibilities and seeking financial independence from the royal family. This meant that the couple had to give up their income, which at the time was funded by taxpayers.
The Duke and Duchess subsequently promised to pay back all the money they used to renovate their home, he Frogmore Cottage. According to their spokesperson, the money given back to the taxpayers fully covered all of the renovation costs.
While the amount the couple received from Netflix was undisclosed, The British Press Association did mention that they will be producing content that informs as well as gives hope. They also said that it will be inspirational family programming that tells a powerful story through a relatable lens.
The couple moved to Frogmore Cottage after living in Harry's late mother, Princess Diana's home in Kensington place west of London. They have since moved to the US with baby Archie.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that American singer Willow Smith recently purchased a new home for herself in the heart of Malibu. According to reports by the Daily Mail, the 19-year-old singer bought her first house, a R51 million mansion in Malibu.
The new property is said not be far from that of her star parents, Will and Jada Smith’s $42 million mansion in Calabasas. Willow has obviously followed in the footsteps of her big brother, Jaden, who moved into his own home three years ago. The property he acquired is said to be a $4 million house in Hidden Hills.
The 19-year-old singer’s property is said to be a modest four-bedroom home with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Willow’s house reportedly also has a three-sided fireplace, quirky lounge chairs, artworks, twin cabinets, state-of-the-art TVs, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a spa-inspired bathroom, steam shower and more.
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