“You never justify any public expenditure by dividing it by everybody in the country”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s £2.4million renovation should be seen as an outrage to the public, according to royal commentator Graham Smith.
The anti-royalist CEO of pressure group Republic, demanded the family to be more open with its spending.
It comes after bombshell figures were released, which show just how much of the Royals tab taxpayers are picking up.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Smith said the public should feel angrier over the Windsors’ spending.
He added: “The real cost is about £343million every year if you include all the things they haven’t mentioned over the last 24 hours.
“And even the costs that they do admit to, £80m, that is a very large bill for providing the country with one Head of State.
“You never justify any public expenditure by dividing it by everybody in the country. So, we need to be much more clear and honest about what this actually costs us.
“Then we need to say ‘well, why is that cost including expenditure on a private home for the grandson of our Head of State?’ It just isn’t OK.
“I mean, 10 years ago MPs were outraging the country by admitting to their own expense claims. Much smaller than what we’ve been hearing about today, why are we not outraged in the same way about Prince Harry spending our money on his own house.”
It comes after The Sun revealed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘spend £750,000 on security’ at the cottage.
Earlier this week, Daily Star Online revealed a single trip by Prince Charles and Camilla cost £415,000.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall went on the official ministerial jet RAF Voyager to the region, t the request of the Government, and also made a historic visit to Cuba – a first by members of the royal family.