Royal fans slam out of touch Meghan over claims she could not afford mansion

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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