The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed that why will pay for their own security costs following their recent move to Los Angeles.
Harry and Meghan relocated to California from Vancouver, where they had been living since announcing their intention to step back from their roles as senior royals.
Following their recent move to LA, the couple explained that they haven’t asked the US government for “security resources” after President Trump said the country wouldn’t support them.
The president tweeted that despite him being a “friend” of the Queen and the UK, the Sussexes “must pay” for their security.
I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada,” Trump wrote.
“Now they have left Canada for the U.S. However, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”
Harry and Meghan have reportedly been isolating near Hollywood with their son Archie.
A spokesperson for the couple confirmed: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the US government for security resources,” reports the Evening Standard.
“Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”
Both Prince Harry and Meghan will officially step down from the royal family and become financially independent tomorrow on 31 March.
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