The cost to taxpayers of refurbishing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Kensington Palace apartment has quadrupled – to £4million.
Building work on the 22-plus room home has soared by more than 3million pounds in the last year and includes the bill for William and Kate’s new kitchen and several bathrooms.
Although the couple are thought to be personally paying for all fixtures and fittings like curtains, carpets and furniture, the cost of building their new bedroom and even Prince George’s new nursery has come from the public purse.
One Royal courtier insisted that the Kensington Palace project actually offered taxpayers ‘great value’ given the state of the crumbling apartment.
Compare and contrast this with ordinary decent people having to pay the bedroom tax.