Prince Harry and Meghan must pay for security: Trump

Prince Harry and Meghan must pay for security Trump
The couple said they had no plans to ask for publicly funded security in the US. Source: Getty Images (File Photo)
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Daily US Times: Amid the reports that Prince Harry and Meghan have moved to the US from Canada, President Donald Trump says the US will not spend on the security and the pair.

A tweet from the president reads: ”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,” but added: “They must pay!”

Prince Harry and Meghan said they had no plans to ask for publicly funded security in the US.

During this intensifying coronavirus outbreak, the couple have reportedly relocated to Meghan’s home state of California.

Both Harry and Meghan will formally step down as senior royals on 31 March and will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen, but these arrangements will be reviewed after one year.

On Sunday, the couple published a statement through a spokesperson, saying: “The duke and duchess have no plans to ask the US government for security resources. Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”

Harry-Meghan and their son Archie have spent much of this year residing in Canada’s west coast, following a six-week Christmas break on Vancouver Island.

The Canadian government announced last month that it would stop providing security assistance to the family “in keeping with their change in status”. Now the US president also followed the same suit.

According to local US media reports, the family moved again last week to the Los Angeles area where Meghan was raised and where her mother, Doria Ragland, now lives.

The situation of global coronavirus pandemic is surging and the US is crossing a critical time right now. Some top UK personalities have tested positive for the virus. Prince Harry’s father, the Prince of Wales is among them, but Buckingham Palace said, but he “remains in good health”.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also tested positive and currently staying in isolation.