ROYALS | Prince Harry Repays Taxpayer Money For U.K. Home Renovation

Prince Harry has repaid 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in British taxpayers’ money that was used to renovate the home in Windsor intended for him and his wife Meghan before they gave up royal duties and moved to California.

A spokesman for the couple said Monday that Harry had made a contribution to the Sovereign Grant, the public money that goes to the royal family. He said the contribution ‘fully covered the necessary renovation cost of Frogmore Cottage’, near Queen Elizabeth II’s Windsor Castle home, west of London.

He said Frogmore Cottage will remain the home of Harry and Meghan, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, when they visit the U.K.

Royal accounts for 2019 shows that 2.4 million pounds was spent renovating the house, including structural work, rewiring and new flooring. Harry and Meghan agreed to pay back the money and start paying rent as part of the plans drawn up when they quit as senior working royals in March.

They recently brought a house in Santa Barbara, California and last week announced a deal with Netflix to produce a range of films and series for the straming service.

Spain Lauds Queen Letizia’s Modernizing Role As She Turns 50

PARIS, France – Spain’s Queen Letizia turned 50 on Thursday. It’s only a birthday but Spain is taking the opportunity to assess its scarred monarchy and ponder how the arrival of a middle-class commoner may help shake up one of Europe’s most storied royal dynasties into a modern and more palatable institution. Divorced and a … Continue reading Spain Lauds Queen Letizia’s Modernizing Role As She Turns 50

‘Important Work Can’t Wait For Tomorrow’: Meghan’s First UK Speech Since Royal Departure

LONDON – The Duchess of Sussex made her first public address in the UK yesterday since stepping down as a senior royal in 2020. Meghan addressed audience at the opening ceremony for One Young World in Manchester, where young leaders from more than 190 countries were present to listen to a number of notable figures … Continue reading ‘Important Work Can’t Wait For Tomorrow’: Meghan’s First UK Speech Since Royal Departure

Your Taste Preferences Could Be Down To Your Genes, A New Study Reveals

Olives, chilies, anchovies, tofu, sushi, liquorice, blue cheese, mushrooms and mayonnaise. Are you a fan of all these foods? It would be very surprising if you were. But why do people love certain foods and turn their noses up at others? A new study reveals that the reason is not just to do with people’s … Continue reading Your Taste Preferences Could Be Down To Your Genes, A New Study Reveals

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