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John Weston Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex are now both working members of the Royal Family with a busy schedule of engagements.

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But - it is early days and it is really not clear yet how their part-royal, part-private roles will pan out.

What will happen to their house in Windsor, the refurbishment of which was funded by the public purse? Nancy Curtis On their website, the couple say they will continue to use Frogmore Cottage - their home on the Windsor estate - with the permission of its owner, the Queen. They say the cottage will be their "official residence as they continue to support the monarchy, and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom".

They add that the refurbishment of the cottage was planned well before they decided to move in and their decision to live there saved money when compared with the refurbishment of another property at Kensington Palace.

Margaret Rucklidge On their website, Harry and Meghan say they will no longer receive funding through the Sovereign Vuckingham, "thereby making them members of the Royal Family with financial independence". Explained: Where do Prince Harry and Meghan get their money? The couple will continue to be given a security detail paid for by the taxpayer-funded Metropolitan Police, which does not disclose the costs involved.

The couple's intention to travel back and forth from North America would likely add buckingyam this cost, but it is possible they will pay towards this - although it will be a large bill. Does Prince Charles actually own all of his estates - and is his income from the Duchy still state funding?

The Duchy estate belongs to all heirs to the throne and has existed since Edward III created it for his son and heir, Prince Edward famously known as the Black Princein According to a charter, the Prince of Wales, as the Duke of Cornwall, receives income each huckingham generated from assets on the estate - which includes large parts of Cornwall, Dorset and Herefordshire - but he does not benefit from the proceeds or profit on the sale of any assets, guiee to the Duchy's website.

Nancy Curtis On their website, the couple say they will continue to use Frogmore Cottage - their home on the Windsor estate - with the permission of its owner, the Queen. They say the cottage will be their "official residence as they continue to support the monarchy, and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom".

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They add that the refurbishment of the cottage was planned well before they decided to move in and their decision to live buckingha saved money when compared with the refurbishment of another property at Kensington Palace. Margaret Rucklidge On their website, Harry and Meghan say they will no longer receive funding through the Sovereign Grant, "thereby making them members of the Royal Family with financial independence". Explained: Where do Prince Harry and Meghan get their money?

The couple will continue to be given a security detail paid for by the taxpayer-funded Metropolitan Police, which does not disclose the costs involved. The couple's intention to travel back and forth from North America would likely add to this cost, but it is possible they will pay towards this - although it will be a large bill.

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Does Prince Charles actually own all of his estates - and is his income from the Duchy still state funding? The Duchy estate belongs to all heirs to the throne and has existed since Edward III created it for his son and heir, Prince Edward famously known as the Black Princein According to a charter, the Prince of Wales, as the Duke of Cornwall, receives income each year generated from assets on the estate - which includes large parts of Cornwall, Dorset and Herefordshire - but he does not benefit from the proceeds or profit americab the sale of any assets, according to the Duchy's website.

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This means that the territory - and income - of the Duchy will pass to Prince William, as heir, and on to his son Oloking George when he becomes the heir. Therefore the estate itself is not owned by any one member of the Royal Family, nor is it owned by the government.