THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s brand new luxury carpet was ruined by mud from one of their beloved dogs just days after being fitted, it is claimed.
It comes amid heated speculation over Harry and 37-year-old Meghan’s plush interior decorating – as reports suggest they spent at least £500,000 soundproofing Frogmore Cottage.
The happy family – who welcomed baby Archie in May – are also besotted with Meghan’s beagle, Guy, and their Labrador puppy.
But a source close to the renovation project claims that their newly laid carpet had to be removed after a cleaner tried to get rid of muddy stains left by one of the dogs – only to make the problem even worse.
‘NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE COST’
They told the Mail Online: “The cleaner obviously didn’t realise the strong cleaner would damage it.
“It wasn’t a large section of carpet but the whole thing had to be taken up and replaced.
“The cleaner was devastated but apparently the couple didn’t seem worried in the slightest about the extra cost.”
One of the most coveted items in the house is a gleaming copper bath which took 120 man hours to be hand beaten out, sources told the Mail on Sunday.
The whole thing [carpet] had to be taken up and replaced. The cleaner was devastated but apparently the couple didn’t seem worried in the slightest about the extra cost.
The free-standing tub, produced by Soho House chain supplier William Holland, is just one of the lavish purchases to have raised eyebrows.
Meghan and Harry, 34, have also shelled out taxpayer cash on two orangeries and a floating floor, it’s claimed.
The residence also boasts a designer kitchen – part of a makeover which will cost nearly £3million when all the costs are added.
SOUND AS A DOLLAR
Sources told the Mirror Online that the couple have also demanded soundproofing to block out the noise from Heathrow planes.
Experts have claimed the specialist work could cost between £500,000 and £1million from the £2.4million spent so far on renovating their house – a far cry from initial estimates of £50,000.
A Palace spokeswoman told the Sun Online the figure of £1million was “wildly inaccurate”, but did elaborate further.
Royal accounts show work on the couple’s home has so far cost the public far more than original estimates, sparking fury from campaigners.
Their five-bedroom property — a gift from the Queen — is said to have required a “substantial overhaul” before they were able to move in, including new heating, wiring and utilities.
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But the public also coughed up for the kitchen, bathrooms and even fitted wardrobes and storage, as well as a renowned interior designer.
However, officials said the couple did pay for their own “fixtures and fittings”.
The books for all the royals show the monarchy cost the taxpayer £82.2million last year.
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