A rift grew between Prince Harry and Prince William due to the younger brother’s spending, it has been claimed.
The Duke of Sussex reportedly starting splashing the cash after leaving Kensington Palace, which he shared with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
What followed was a series of extravagant purchases fit for a king, including Harry and Meghan Markle’s Windsor wedding.
The couple then spent £2.4million of cash payer’s money refurbishing Frogmore Cottage in the town – money they have pledged to repay following their split from the Royal Family.
Now Meghan and Harry are staying at acting and director Tyler Perry’s $18million (£14.6million) mansion in Hollywood, Mail Online reports.
While they do they are reportedly paying £18,000 a month to keep Frogmore Cottage as their official UK base.
During Meghan’s pregnancy with Prince Archie royal watchers and fashion mathematicians came together to estimate how much she spent on maternity clothes.
They concluded that the Duchess forked out £478,920.
Now Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett have claimed in their new book Royals at War that it is such splurges that led to a rift forming between Princes Harry and William.
Part of the book reads: “Harry’s [spending]transformation is revealed as one of the fundamental factors behind the deep fissure that opened between him and his brother, Prince William.”
Elsewhere they claim: “The fact that Meghan splashed so much cash rang alarm bells with the traditionally conservative Queen Elizabeth.
“Growing up in the war left the monarch with a built-in sense of frugality and economy, despite being one of the richest women in the world.”
According to the writers Kate Middleton was worried that Harry and Meghan were falling for each other too quickly and decided to take the young prince to one side.
They wrote: “She gently reminded him that he was dating someone with a completely different life, past, and career and it would take time, care and attention for them to integrate.”
The couple started dating in 2016 and married two years later in May 2018, welcoming their son Archie in 2019.