On Sunday, US President Donald Trump said that the United States will not be paying for security protection for Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who are currently settled in Los Angeles.
Despite no indication that either Prince Harry or the British government had asked US authorities to bear security costs, the US president wrote on Twitter that “now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”
Reportedly, the ex-royal couple took a private flight to Los Angeles last week amid the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the United States and Canada agreed to close their border to non-essential travel in a bid to contain the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus.
After stepping down from royal duties earlier this year, the couple has been living on Vancouver Island in Canada with their son Archie, before shifting to Los Angeles, where Meghan Markle was raised.
Last month, the Canadian government also announced that they would no longer provide security to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex once they officially wrap up their duties as working members of the royal family.
In January, the couple sent shock waves across the globe when they announced their decision to step back from their royal duties for a more financially independent life. The couple will be dividing their time between the UK and Canada.
Last week, Disney announced that Meghan Markle will be narrating the documentary, set to be released on April 3 on the Disney+ streaming service. This will be her first job after leaving the royal life.