Kate Middleton and Prince William splurged over a million for a shocking thing.

According to the recent Sovereign Grant Report, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent $1.27 million to resurface the Kensington Palace driveway. Royal correspondent Camilla Tominey was surprised with the splurge and questioned it.

“Was it paved with Swarovski diamonds or some other crown jewels?” she told News Australia.

“I have no idea how they came to spend this much money, and that’s the kind of detail that you question in these accounts meetings and don’t get very much back.”

Tominey pointed out that the amount is a lot of cash. She couldn’t believe how such a huge budget was allocated for a driveway alone.

“So in the case of this driveway, still we need to find out more. I mean obviously it’s very, very expansive and it’s a very, very prestigious address,” she said.

The report stated that the money was spent on “Palace Avenue resurfacing.”

It pointed out how the driveway within the Kensington Palace boundary had been deteriorating at an accelerated rate. Its very thin resin bonded surface is completely missing in numerous areas and the winter “freeze/thaw” action had started to degrade the subbase that resulted in potholes and trip hazards.

The renovation started in August 2018 and was completed in November 2018.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also previously criticized for spending $3.05 million for their Frogmore Cottage renovation.

Tominey said that the people would also be fascinated to know the fixtures and fittings the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have in their house. She stressed that the couple was able to claim taxpayers’ money for approved fixtures and fittings.

She suggested that if they want to cut above the rest, they should fund these expenses from their own money.

The same report revealed that Queen Elizabeth II and Markle’s first joint engagement was also very costly. The monarch spent $37,875.84 for a one-way train to Cheshire. She also paid for Markle’s private charter jet to fly there.

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Prince William and Middleton meet with Irish Guards after attending the St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. Getty Images/Gareth Fuller