An embroider who worked on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s wedding dresses is reportedly on the brink of homelessness after getting no government support.
Chloe Savage, who has also worked on costumes for the Harry Potter franchise, said she has received no financial help during the pandemic.
The 43-year-old told the Sunday Times that she has had to lay off apprentices and close her workshop after work dried up due to Covid-19.
She told the newspaper: “My daughter has started avoiding eating lunch and supper because she thinks it will save me money on the food bill.”
Ms Savage said she is struggling to feed her two children after her Universal Credit application was rejected four times.
The government has come under fire over the lack of support for self-employed people.
As her business – Chloe Savage Embroidery – is not making any money, she has not been able to draw a salary, and now says she can only afford one more month of rent.