Daily Star asks publicity shy couple to ‘pay back £2.4m of taxpayers cash’

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A normal couple who have landed a lucrative Netflix deal were last night under pressure to repay £2.4million of taxpayer cash they have borrowed.

The former royals used public money to renovate Frogmore Cottage.

But the publicity-phobic pair, who moved with their young son to an £11m home in Santa Barbara, California, to escape the limelight, have landed a £75m Netflix deal to make docu-­series, films and shows.

They’d promised to repay the cash in monthly instalments of £18,000, which would take them 11 years.

Brits have demanded the couple clear their balance now following their megabucks windfall.

One said: “Some claim the Netflix deal could be worth up to £189m. That pays for a lot of Frogmore Cottages.”

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Another said: “I am curious if they are gonna pay back Frogmore cottage renovation costs in an instant now.”

Liberal Democrat digital, culture, media and sport spokesman Jamie Stone joined the row, adding: “The Netflix deal is their own ­private business.

“But given that the country continues to be crippled by Covid, I hope they reconsider how quickly they pay back HMRC.”

And former MP Norman Baker also said the royally rich pair should cough up.

He said: “They should pay the taxpayer back immediately.”

A spokesman for the ­couple was contacted for comment last night.

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