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The sky-high cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big tour of Africa that tore the Royals apart

Added 09-24-20 10:36:03pm EST - “Royal accounts published today show ” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “The sky-high cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tour of Africa”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Harry and Meghan's last official tour as members of the Royal Family cost British taxpayers almost a quarter of a million pounds, official accounts reveal today.

The high-profile trip to South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi last autumn had been billed as one of the showpiece events of the royal year.

But the couple left months of work by staff and diplomats in tatters after they launched a stinging rebuke against the media during the publicly funded trip, as well as secretly recording an explosive TV documentary in which Meghan painted Harry's family as uncaring by accusing them of failing to ever ask if she 'was OK'.

The Sussexes, who also took baby son Archie on the trip, stepped down as senior working royals months later, and now live in the US, where they are financially independent having signed a multi-million-pound deal with Netflix.

Royal accounts published today show £245,643 was spent on scheduled flights and a private jet for the couple and their entourage, making it the most expensive royal trip of the year.

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