Meghan and Harry spark row as fury grows over demands Sussexes return ‘millions’ to UK

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PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle’s move to Los Angeles has prompted a stark backlash against the couple as commentators question when money “owed” back to UK taxpayers will be paid.

Prince Harry and Meghan are facing fury from commentators as criticism over their new lifestyle erupts. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently waiting out the pandemic in a new home in Los Angeles. Daily Star columnist Dawn Neesom told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine Show that the UK needed the money the royal couple promised to pay back now.

She said: “Basically they owe us £2.4million for the ‘tiny’ 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage that taxpayers renovated.

“Why are we giving them terms on this?

“They’ve got between them millions in the bank.

“They’re paying millions to rent their mansion in LA at the moment.”

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Harry and Meghan spark funding row as demands grow for Sussexes to return ‘millions’ to UK (Image: GETTY)

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Dawn Neesom told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine Show that the UK needed the money back. (Image: CHANNEL 5)

Ms Neesom continued: “Just give us the money back now.

“It’s not like the country doesn’t need it at the moment, is it?”

Host Jeremy Vine suggested that Harry may be worth up to £30million while Meghan comes in at around half that.

However, he clarified that he was unsure about those figures.

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Host Jeremy Vine suggested that Harry may be worth up to £30 million. (Image: GETTY)

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Frogmore Cottage will remain the Duke and Duchess’s UK family home.

According to their initial announcement, the couple plan to split their time equally through the year between the UK and Canada.

However, before travel restrictions were implemented they moved with their son Archie to California.

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According to climatologist Dr Jane Goodall, a good friend of Prince Harry’s, the Duke is finding post-royal life difficult.

She told the Radio Times: “I don’t know how his career is going to map out, but yes I’ve been in touch.

“Though I think he’s finding life a bit challenging right now.”

Dr Goodall also revealed in a personal anecdote that she was one of the first people to ever hold Archie.

According to Dr Goodall, she tried to teach the baby to do the royal wave.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK