Harry and Meghan security to be paid 'privately', couple tell Trump

Carla Harmon
March 30, 2020

Markle, an American, is no stranger to the Los Angeles entertainment industry, having played high-flying paralegal Rachel Zane in the United States legal drama "Suits" before marrying Harry in 2018.

Trump tweeted on Sunday (March 29) that America "will not pay for their security protection".

Disney announced this week that Meghan will narrate a forthcoming documentary "Elephant", her first role since she and Prince Harry announced they were stepping back from royal duties.

And responding to reports that the couple has moved to California, Trump tweeted on Sunday, "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom".


The duchess, Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry, the grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in 2018, criticized Trump during his 2016 election campaign as misogynistic and divisive.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said that security arrangements connected to their reported move to the United States will be "privately funded", and they have "no plans" to ask the U.S. government for help.

Meghan grew up in Los Angeles and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives in the city.

They later found scrutiny by the British media, harassing and intolerable, and in January 2020, announced they planned to quit as senior royals, seek financial independence and move to Canada. Which, it turns out, isn't an issue for the Sussexes-a royal spokesperson said the couple "have no plans to ask the United States government for security resources", and have already made "privately funded security arrangements".


"Privately-funded security arrangements have been made".

They had been living for several months with their son, Archie, on Vancouver Island in Canada.

Last month, the Canadian government announced that it would stop providing security assistance to the family "in keeping with their change in status".

In a statement released through a spokesperson on Sunday, the couple said: "The duke and duchess have no plans to ask the USA government for security resources".


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