- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly spending £750,000 on security at their new home, Frogmore Cottage.
- Meghan and Harry will be guarded by 20 officers from the Met Police and the Thames Valley Force.
In case you had any doubts about just how fancy the British royal family is, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are spending money on Frogmore Cottage faster than I spend money at Sephora. And I'd describe my Sephora spending habits as "TOO FAST AND TOO FURIOUS."
Anyway, it was recently revealed that the couple spent a casual $3 million of taxpayer money for renovations on their new home, but get this: their security bill was just released and wowowowowow.
According to The Daily Mail, Meghan and Harry are spending £750,000 of taxpayer money on security, which will-in part-help pay for more than 20 officers from the Met Police and the Thames Valley force to guard hem.
Retired Chief Superintendent Dai Davies (who is a former head of royalty protection) somewhat saltily told the Daily Mail that "many might question the wisdom of moving out of a perfectly adequately guarded royal residence," while a source argued that "'Security for the couple is of the utmost importance and a large scale planting programme worth up to £20,000 is proposed to shield the property from the public eye."
This is basically what it sounds like: Meghan and Harry are planting a bunch of trees and shrubs so visitors to the Frogmore estate can't look at them. Which fair enough-but some people are kinda peeved considering Meghan and Harry were reportedly offered residence in Kensington Palace, which wouldn't have cost taxpayers nearly as much.
"It is disappointing to see royal spending rise so sharply when school budgets are being cut and austerity remains the norm for most public services," fancy-sounding former transport secretary Lord Adonis mused. "I hugely admire the Queen, but the Royal Family should lead by example... the big increase in royal spending would otherwise go to public services like education."
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