Following the announcement of his withdrawal from the royal family in early January, the Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan have vowed to reimburse the costs of renovating Frogmore Cottage, a residence on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Harry, the sixth in line to the British throne, “made a donation to the crown” which “fully covers the fees required to renovate Frogmore Cottage,” the spokesman said.

According to a source quoted by the British news agency AP, this reimbursement was possible thanks to the new multi-million euro contract that the couple signed with Netflix.

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Settled in California, the 35-year-old prince and the 39-year-old former American actress announced on Wednesday that they will produce fiction, documentary and serial films for the video-on-demand platform, without revealing the amount of the contract.

The couple already has several projects in preparation, Netflix said, including a documentary about nature and an animated series for successful women. “We will focus on creating content that informs, but also offers hope. As young parents, creating programs that inspire the whole family is an important issue, “the princely couple said in a statement.

Critics have accused them of trying to take advantage of their celebrity and titles by refusing to take on protocol and represent the British royal family.

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