Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should use the money they receive from an upcoming Netflix deal to pay back taxpayers, MPs have urged.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have come under pressure to "give up" Frogmore Cottage, their former UK home on the Windsor Castle estate - which they recently upgraded to the tune of £2.4m.

This comes after they signed a deal to make films and TV programmes for streaming giant Netflix - worth a rumoured £100 million.

The couple are in the process of paying back the money they received from the taxpayer to renovate Frogmore Cottage at a rate of £18,000 a month. 

At this rate, £216,000 a year, it will take them 11 years to repay the British taxpayer.

They recently bought an £11m home in Santa Barbara, California, with a £7.5m mortgage, after previously staying in a Hollywood mansion owned by actor and producer Tyler Perry.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been urged to use the money from a potential Netflix deal to pay back the taxpayer for renovations to Frogmore Cottage

Earlier this week, it was announced Harry and Meghan had signed a Netflix deal to create content including documentaries, films and kids' shows.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, deputy chair of parliament's Public Accounts Committee, said the agreement over Frogmore Cottage should be "modified" to pay the taxpayer back quicker.

"I've read all the facts of the case and clearly anyone who has borrowed taxpayers' cash needs to pay it back as quickly as possible," he told The Telegraph.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The Sussexes took £2.4m for repairs to their UK property on the Windsor Castle estate

He went on: "£2.4m is a lot of money and even if you paid back £250,000 a year it would still take a a decade."

The Conservative MP for the Cotswolds added: "If the figures associated with the Netflix deal are correct then there is a case for it being paid back over five years rather than more than 10.

"These sorts of sums are out of the reach of the vast majority of people in this country who have been trying to make ends meet during the coronavirus crisis."

Frogmore Cottage
The couple only lived at Frogmore Cottage for eight months before announcing they were stepping down as senior royals

He added that many people "will think that if the couple aren't carrying out royal duties - and are making a lot of money in America, then they should start paying it back sooner".

Harry and Meghan lived in Frogmore Cottage for just eight months following the expensive renovations before announcing they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family back in January.

The five-bedroom home hosted the couple's wedding reception in May 2018 before undergoing extensive remodelling to turn it into a single mansion before the couple moved there in April last year.

The Queen
The house is on land owned by the Queen

Following crisis talks at Sandringham to work out the terms of the "Megxit" deal, it was decided they would keep Frogmore as their UK home by continuing to rent from the Queen, who owns the property.

Recently, calls have been made for the house to be rented to Princess Eugenie or her sister Beatrice, who have both recently married and whose parents live nearby at Royal Lodge, Windsor.

Daily Star Online has approached a spokesperson for the Sussexes for comment.