Meghan Markle has been dubbed "out of touch" after claiming her and Prince Harry hadn't been able to afford their £12m California mansion.
The Duchess of Sussex sat down with reporter Allison P. Davis for a lengthy interview with glossy mag The Cut, making a series of claims both against her royal in-laws and about her new life on the West Coast.
The former Suits star said she and Harry had initially avoided touring their lavish home, which boasts a home theatre, arcade, wet and dry saunas, and swimming pool.
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"We didn’t have jobs, so we just were not going to come and see this house. It wasn’t possible," the Duchess said.
"It’s like when I was younger and you’re window shopping – it’s like, I don’t want to go and look at all the things that I can’t afford. That doesn’t feel good."
However, she said the property kept appearing in online searches and eventually, the couple were persuaded to take a look at the place – and instantly fell in love.
The couple, who are worth an estimated £51m combined, caved and bought the property in Montecito that they now call home.
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But fans were quick to slam the Duchess, claiming she was "out of touch" for her comments, taking to a Reddit thread entitled "Meghan Markle on the struggle of 'not being able to afford' her $14m house."
One user wrote: "I would also struggle to afford a $14 million house so we’ve actually got a lot in common."
Another chimed in: "Yeah and some of us can’t even afford a $600 roach infested apartment. Poor, poor Meghan…"
"How out of touch and tone-deaf," a third added, while a fourth said: "Wow, never thought I’d be able to relate to a princess. I, also, cannot afford her $14M house."
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Before marrying into the Royal Family in 2018, Meghan’s net worth was estimated at $5m (£4.3m). Harry had a net worth of $20m (£17.3m), the bulk of which came from a trust fund set up by Princess Diana.
However, the pair have since signed lucrative deals with the likes of Spotify and Netflix, bulking out their enormous fortune.
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