Meghan Markle and Prince Harry return taxpayers money spent on home renovation

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth

Frogmore Cottage past year became the official residence of the couple but after they announced in January that they would seek new careers outside the royal family, Harry and Meghan said they would repay the money spent on refurbishing it.

"Her view is simple, the Royals are not for sale and danger surrounds high-profile roles outside of the institution itself", the source said, adding however that the Queen, "knowing her grandson Harry as she does", knows the Duke and Duchess can not be easily talked out of their plans.

"It's still the plan for Frogmore Cottage to be their main family home in the United Kingdom", the source said.

The property will remain a United Kingdom residence for the duke and his family.

The Netflix deal reportedly will have the Sussex royals making documentaries, feature films, "scripted shows" and programs for children, and will focus on giving hope through their work for the streaming platform.

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Harry and Meghan got the green light to broker commercial deals in January, as the couple chose to abandon official royal duties in a bid to lead a personally and financially independent life in the US.

It was previously reported the work on the property overran after the Sussexes made a string of design changes as the renovation progressed, with the £2.4million bill including structural work, rewiring and flooring, among other costs.

"Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements".

They were last week revealed to have signed multi-year Netflix production deal, estimated to be worth many millions of dollars, and have bought a £11million home in Santa Barbara with a £7.5m mortgage.

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