The Duchy of Cornwall carried out a “major refurbishment” of a cottage for £340,000, its accounts revealed.
The royal family’s household spent £2.3 million on official hospitality and housekeeping last year, including £1.7 million on food and drink, royal accounts showed.
Former transport secretary Lord Adonis has criticised the rise in royal spending in times of austerity.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall took part in the most expensive royal foreign trip of the last financial year – costing the taxpayer more than £415,000.
Campaigners have called for a parliamentary inquiry to be launched into spending on the monarchy after royal accounts revealed the millions of pounds used to refurbish the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s home.
The funding for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s activities in the year Meghan officially joined the royal family contributed to a £5 million bill for the Prince of Wales.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Frogmore Cottage has been renovated with £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money, royal accounts have revealed.