A British Mirror newspaper reported that the exorbitant costs of the couple’s official trip were described by critics as “an abuse of public money.”
And according to the royal financial records, this trip is the most expensive royal trip for 2019-2020; A high-ranking royal source confirmed that the couple, who recently signed an agreement with the famous “Netflix” entertainment company valued at 112 million pounds, are not obligated to return the costs of the South African trip, stressing that it was an official trip approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and helped shed light on the work Several charities.
The source, whose identity has not been revealed, added that the government-funded visit has achieved the goals set for it, and therefore the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “Harry” and “Megan” are not obligated to pay any expenses related to this visit.
The newspaper pointed out, based on the financial report of the sovereign grant for the royal “Buckingham” palace, that the total cost of the official trips of the British royal family, borne by taxpayers, was estimated at 5.3 million pounds in the last fiscal year, an increase of 15 percent or 700 thousand. £ for the fiscal year 2018-2019.