- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).
- 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 (opens in new tab), they're no longer receiving any financial support from Prince Charles, an insider told (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). 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
March 9, 2020
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October 22, 2019
Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab).
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down (opens in new tab) 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.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings (opens in new tab) while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers (opens in new tab).
January 30, 2019
Meghan Markle visits the National Theatre wearing a Brandon Maxwell dress and blazer, a Carolina Herrera clutch, and Aquazzura pumps (opens in new tab).
January 14, 2019
Meghan wears a Sentaler coat