- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have achieved their goal of financial independence, and are no longer receiving any support from Prince Charles, People reports.
- On Monday, a spokesperson for Harry confirmed he had paid back the £2.4 million (about $3.1 million) in public funds used to renovate Frogmore Cottage.
- Charles was previously "helping with some ongoing living costs," according to People, but that's no longer the case.
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their plans to step down as senior royals, in an announcement shared on social media in January, they stated they would "work to become financially independent" from the royal family, while "continuing to fully support Her Majesty the Queen." And they've now achieved that goal: As well as paying back the renovation costs of their U.K. home, Frogmore Cottage, they're no longer receiving any financial support from Prince Charles, an insider told People.
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On Monday, a spokesperson for Prince Harry announced that he had paid back the £2.4 million (about $3.1 million) in public funds that was spent on renovating Frogmore Cottage. "A contribution has been made to the Sovereign Grant by The Duke of Sussex. This contribution, as originally offered by Prince Harry, has fully covered the necessary renovation costs of Frogmore Cottage, a property of Her Majesty The Queen and will remain the UK residence of The Duke and his family," the spokesperson said.
Speaking to People, a source close to the Sussexes shared that while Prince Charles was formerly helping them with "some ongoing living costs" after they moved to the U.S., they're no longer receiving any financial support after signing their multimillion dollar Netflix deal. In a statement last week, Meghan and Harry announced that they would focus on "creating content that informs but also gives hope" in their partnership with the streaming platform.
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps.
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings.
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles.
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
March 19, 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan arrive at New Zealand House in London to pay tribute to the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attacks. Meghan wears a vintage black cape, Gucci clutch and