President Trump rules out security funds for Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Youth Employment Services (YES) in Johannesburg which aims to tackle the critical issue of youth unemployment in South Africa by creating one million new work opportunities in the next three years Featuring: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex Where: Johannesburg, South Africa When: 02 Oct 2019 Credit: John Rainford/Cover Images

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will have to cover the costs of their own security while living in the U.S., President Donald Trump has declared.

The couple, which will officially end its tenure as senior members of the royal family at the end of March (20), has reportedly left its temporary base in Vancouver Island, Canada to set up a more permanent home in the former actress’ native California.

Harry and Meghan had been living under the watchful eye of British security guards and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while in Canada, part of the Commonwealth of Nations, but in a Twitter post on Sunday (29Mar20), Trump made it clear they will receive no financial help from U.S. federal officials to pick up the security tab, which is estimated to cost millions of dollars every year.

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He wrote, “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!”

Harry and Meghan announced their plan to step away from the royal spotlight in January, explaining they wanted to lead a more private life with their baby son, Archie.

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