The British Royal Family’s Costs Are Skyrocketing. Here’s Why

How much does it cost to live like British royalty? At least ?67 million ($85.2 million) a year, according to figures released by Buckingham Palace this week. What’s more, it’s becoming more expensive: in the most recent fiscal year, costs jumped by ?19.6 million ($25 million), or 44%, on the previous year. So what’s behind […]

Prince Harry and Meghan’s Home Renovations Cost $3 Million—And Taxpayers Paid the Bill

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s home was renovated with 2.4 million pounds ($3.06 million) of taxpayers’ money, royal accounts revealed Tuesday. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s residence near Windsor Castle, called Frogmore Cottage, underwent major work to turn five properties back into a single home for the couple and their baby son Archie. […]

When It Comes to Meghan Markle’s Maternity Leave, There Are No Royal Rules to Break

In the year since marrying Prince Harry and officially joining the royal family, Meghan Markle has emerged as a sort of royal rebel. She’s frequently ripped up protocol to hug members of the public or to hold hands with Prince Harry. But ahead of the birth of the couple’s first child on Monday–their official Instagram […]