Canadian Government Confirms They Will Not Be Covering Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Security CostsPublished on February 28, 2020.
Canada will not be paying for the cost of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s security!
The Canadian government confirmed to CBC News that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were provided to act as security to the couple and their 9-month-old son Archie since November. This will not continue, however, once Meghan and Harry officially step down from their senior royal roles on March 31st.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex choosing to relocate to Canada on a part-time basis presented our government with a unique and unprecedented set of circumstances,” the office of Public Safety Minister Bill Blair shared in a statement to CBC News. “The RCMP has been engaged with officials in the U.K. from the very beginning regarding security considerations.”
“As the Duke and Duchess are currently recognized as Internationally Protected Persons, Canada has an obligation to provide security assistance on an as-needed basis,” the statement continued. “At the request of the Metropolitan Police, the RCMP has been providing assistance to the Met since the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to Canada intermittently since November 2019. The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status.”