Chances are you've heard the buzz about the multi-million dollar renovation to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's charming Frogmore Cottage-details of which were revealed yesterday. One element you may have missed, though, adds nearly $1 million to the Sussex family's increasing cost of living: 20 officers to guard their home.
Because they are no longer within the walls of Kensington Palace, former head of royalty protection Dai Davies told The Daily Mail new provisions were necessary in order to protect their new home. These provisions, of course, come at a high cost of £750,000, or approximately $952,147.50.
Naturally, since safety and privacy are of utmost importance to the growing royal family, Meghan and Harry will reportedly also be spending £20,000 (approx. $25,394.56) on a "large scale planting program" that will "shield that will protect the property from the public eye."
Since the above photo seems to be the only "view" of Frogmore Cottage thus far, they're obviously doing a great job with said plant shield, though I can predict it will only get harder to see from any angle once it is complete come the Fall. For this reason, descriptions of the home will have to do, and in case you missed yesterday's big reveal, the newly renovated mid-1800s cottage was almost entirely reconstructed, inside and out.
Some of their updates, reports share, include new ceiling beams, flooring, electrical systems, gas and water mains, exterior doors, windows, walls, outbuilding upgrades, and emphasis on garden landscaping. Needless to say, the new home has got to be breathtaking.
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