Taxpayers could fork out up to £5million to protect Meghan and Harry’s new home in the grounds of Windsor Castle, it is claimed.
“it’s claimed”, they are speculating
Plans will already be being formulated about how to secure the cottage grounds, which in places are only separated from public roads by a six-foot wall.
What? huh? We found they have a permit for drainage and roof? something else that we can’t see was submitted recently. It’s doesn’t sound like a well put together scheme.
Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe told The Mirror: ‘The costs of building and security arrangements could balloon to £5million in the first year.
They brought the traitor in🙄
‘There is no protection at Frogmore, there is no one living there. There are costs of at least two or three private protection officers and to make sure the estate is policed adequately by Thames Valley Police.
That should freak everyone out, they are underfunded as it is.
The Grade-II listed cottage, near Frogmore House, is 200 yards from the publicly accessible Long Walk, increasing the need for tight security.
Grade I, shambles but it did undergo improvements recently
The cottage has been used as rented accommodation for members of the royal staff and had fallen into disrepair.
A ‘special note’ on the application states it contains ‘sensitive information’ and that the usual plans, architect’s drawings and other documents have not been made public.
They paid attention yesterday, thank god
It is understood that the couple hope to turn Frogmore Cottage into a five-bedroom family home, with space for a nursery and a live-in nanny. They currently live in two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
Didn’t they want their pillow to grow up normal ~ follower sent this in as potential names ~ Polly Esther and Fiber Phil
A Kensington Palace spokesman said the costs of any substantial building work would be covered by the Sovereign Grant, which is ultimately funded by the taxpayer.
Citizens, veterans are homeless and hungry. The NHS is overworked and underfunded but these two are unhappy with a small house. They have St James Palace, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House. They allegedly have a 2 -year lease in Cotswold. They are selfish and want more. Horsefeathers!
Decorative work inside the cottage is expected to be paid for by Harry and Meghan, whose wedding cost the public purse £3.4million.
Officials from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have already approved a planning application to refit the cottage and install two ‘orangery’ extensions.
I want to see those plans, when is enough, enough? Moving Doria in , lies, lies and more lies
The plans, approved in July, also included permission for a bedroom to be built above a studio in the grounds of the cottage, meaning it could potentially be used as a luxury ‘granny flat’.
Did anyone see that yesterday? Roof and drainage
A further planning application was submitted in October after it was announced that the duchess was pregnant, and it has yet to be approved.
It’s all primarily and not set in stone yet.
The application seeks the council’s permission for internal and external works at the cottage, and ‘landscaping’ in its grounds but no further details have been made public.
A note on the file states: ‘The application contains sensitive information and therefore the public register is not accompanied by any forms, drawings or supporting documents. The application will be advertised in the usual way but there is no additional information that is publicly disclosable.’
A planning officer who approved the first application noted that parts of the cottage and the studio had fallen into disrepair.
The official said original features including fireplaces had been removed and internal stud walls added to divide the cottage into five rented units, used by Royal Household staff.
At least they are trying to get down to the bottom of it.