It’s not just designer clothes and jewellery that this ritzy pair are splashing cash on – and the numbers are eye-watering.
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.”
Which is unquestionably true. You and I don’t have to worry about our 16 loos or the maintenance required on a Japanese-style teahouse or wondering where the dogs have gotten to on the grounds of our manicured two-hectare estate. (The orchard maybe? The organic vegetable garden? Somewhere amid the Chateau of Riven Rock’s century-old olive trees?)
And even those with eight or nine or ten-figure bank balances, with wallets that contain rhodium-plated American Express cards, are not immune to the occasional month where their cost of living takes a sharp jump.
Take the Sussexes. Their expenses for the month of February alone could reach more than $1.2 million, an eye-watering sum even for two people whose go-to mode of transport seems to be the private jet. It’s the PJ all the way! (With apologies to the ghost of Lyndon B. Johnson.)
For the duo who strode out of the palace more than two years ago in high dudgeon and high definition, money has been one of the recurring themes of their new ‘free’ life. As Harry sulkily told Oprah Winfrey last year: “My family literally cut me off financially.”( Heaven forbid a 35-year-old man not keep…