Meghan Markle’s pal slams William and Kate’s costly ‘eyebrow-raising’ move

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Meghan Markle's friend Omid Scobie has slammed the Cambridges ahead of their relocation to Windsor this summer.

Will and Kate will move into Adelaide Cottage, which is located on the estate of Windsor Castle, leaving their current residence of Kensington Palace.

Scobie has criticised the move, saying it has "raised eyebrows" following the expensive renovations they carried out at Kensington. particularly in the middle of the cost of living crisis, OK! reports.

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The renovations ended up costing some £5 million, much of which is said to have come from the public purse.

Scobie hit out at the couple in his column on Yahoo news, drawing to attention to the fact that the pair are picking up a third home in the middle of the cost of living crisis.

He wrote: "The Cambridge's time at KP [Kensington Palace] has come to an end after nine years. Later this month they will move to a new abode in Windsor, for a life "away from the goldfish bowl" in London."

He continues: "It's a decision that has raised a few eyebrows, particularly at a time when the country is dealing with a major cost of living crisis.

"Picking up a third home, especially when one of them cost the public so much to renovate, is hardly the norm for regular folk."

Omid is referring to the extensive renovations of Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace which required a number of changes to bring it up to liveable standards and for the couple to add their own stamp.

Omid says: "When the Sussexes announced they would be keeping Frogmore Cottage at their British base after moving to California, the chorus of fury was loud. This time, not so much."

Omid also takes issue with the way in which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, plan to travel between Windsor and London for their multiple engagements as working royals.

Though Harry, 37 and Meghan, 41, are frequently criticised for using private jets, he says that people tend to "turn a blind eye" to the Cambridge's "love for helicopter trips".

"[Helicopter trips] are not just an unfair cost to the public but also go completely against William's environmental concerns," Omid says.

Kensington Palace declined to comment on this piece.

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