Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were recently criticized for spending a huge sum of money to renovate Frogmore Cottage. But it has been revealed that their expenses are still nothing compared to Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl said that no matter what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex does, they will always have less staff and less money compared to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

While speaking with Vanity Fair, Nicholl also said that Prince Harry and Markle don’t have the same financial resources as their royal counterparts.

“While they have hired a housekeeper and have two assistants to help them out, as well as the shared services of two palace orderlies, their entourage is low-key compared to other senior royals. The couple does not have a chef, and Meghan does the cooking,” she said.

Nicholl went on to say that Markle prepared organic meals for her son even before he was born and froze them because she knew that she would be busy. Instead of hiring a nurse for Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, the “Suits” alum also relied on her mom’s help during the first few weeks after her son’s birth.

Markle didn’t also hire a trainer to help her get back in shape. Rather, she did yoga with her mom, Doria Ragland, who is a trained yoga teacher.

Meanwhile, another source said that the Duke and Duchess are mostly self-sufficient. Markle doesn’t have a stylist so she does most of her styling herself. Markle also does all of her grocery shopping online, which means that she’s cutting down on the cost of gas.

But the sources’ claims don’t seem to coincide with the criticisms that Markle recently received. It has been said that her choices in clothes are more expensive compared to Middleton.

Lebby Eyres, a journalist for The Sun, also accused Markle of overspending. Royal critics also said that Queen Elizabeth II might be offended with Markle’s spending because she’s quite frugal.

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Pictured [L-R]: The Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey to attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 2018 in central London. Paul Grover/AFP/Getty Images