The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly agreed to pay approximately $21,780 (£18,000) per month towards their Frogmore Cottage home base in the UK while residing in LA.
According to Emily Andrews, royal editor at the Mail on Sunday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be paying the monthly sum for up to 11 years, in order to pay back the $3 million of taxpayer funds that went towards refurbishing the property.
“It is being described as a ‘rental-plus’ agreement in which they pay more than what the commercial rate would be, enabling them to pay down those building costs with the excess,” Andrews wrote.
Frogmore Cottage was gifted to the couple as an official royal residence by the Queen in 2019.
The property was renovated from five smaller residential units used as staff housing into one home for Harry, Markle, and Archie.
The refurbishment included building stairs and installing new fireplaces and a “floating” wooden door, according to CNN.
The duke and duchess are reportedly staying in Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion in Beverly Hills with their son Archie.
The mansion located in the exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates has 12 bathrooms and eight bedrooms.