President Donald Trump has clarified that the U.S. will not pay for the security of royals Harry and Meghan Markle if they permanently settle in the United States of America.
Harry and Meghan Markle will have to pay for their security, says President Donald Trump in a succinct message on Twitter on Sunday 29th March.
His response came to the reports of Meghan Markle and Harry moving to California from Canada.
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. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!” wrote Donald Trump in a tweet.
Eventually, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have responded to the announcement of President Donald Trump. The spokesperson of the couple affirmed that the royal couple has no intention to ask the U.S. government to pay for their security.
The spokesman further informed that “Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”
The couple, after announcing to stepping down from their senior royal duties had moved to Canada. The royal couple has now moved to Meghan Markle’s hometown, Los Angeles, after a controversy that Royal Canadian Mounted Police has provided intermittent security to their infant son, Archie.
In January, Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan decided to step back as senior members of the royal family and spend more time in North America.
The surprise news follows a turbulent year for the monarchy, with signs that the couple has increasingly struggled with the pressures of royal life and family rifts.
“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” they said in a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year is starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” they added.
The decision means they will no longer carry out duties on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II and are giving up their office within the monarchy in Britain. It follows reports Meghan was deeply unhappy with life inside the centuries-old institution and increasing complaints from the couple about media intrusion.
Their shock announcement rocked the royal family, appearing to blindside the queen and other senior family members. It led the 93-year-old monarch to call an emergency summit with her eldest son and heir Prince Charles, and his two sons Princes William and Harry, to thrash out the terms of their departure.