We all know that royal couple Meghan and Harry are set to move into a 19th-century Frogmore Cottage from Spring next year. Meanwhile, Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will continue to stay at the Kensington Palace with their three children.
New Windsor residence for Harry and Meghan!
Kensington Palace announce: pic.twitter.com/OOFkaq0l8Y
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) November 24, 2018
What is not known is that taxpayers could be expected to fork out up to £5m to secure the cottage grounds, which in places are only separated from public roads by a six-foot wall.
Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe has told The Mirror: ‘The costs of building and security arrangements could balloon to £5million in the first year. 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.
‘There will have to be major reviews of the security surrounding that property, exposed on virtually every side.’
Talks on security are believed to be underway between Thames Valley Police, the Metropolitan Police and Kensington Palace.
— Gail Haddon (@haddon_gail) November 28, 2018