Canada to cease security financing for Harry and Meghan

Canada to cease security financing for Harry and Meghan

LONDON– The Canadian government will no longer spend for Prince Harry and Meghan’s security, it said in a statement Thursday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been residing on attractive Vancouver Island in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, simply off the coast of British Columbia, where their security has actually been supplied in part, by officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Cops.

While the couple has actually been invited in Canada, there has actually been public opposition to taxpayers spending for their security– something that will no longer happen, according to a declaration from the workplace of the Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair.

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” As the Duke and Duchess are currently acknowledged as Worldwide Protected Persons, Canada has a responsibility to offer security assistance on an as needed basis,” it stated.

But after they officially step down as senior royals March 31, the declaration stated, the “assistance will stop in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status.”

Their choice “to re-locate to Canada on a part-time basis presented our government with an unique and unmatched set of scenarios,” the statement said, adding that the RCMP had been offering assistance to London’s Metropolitan Cops with their security.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment, while a representative for the Metropolitan Cops said the force did not comment on continuous matters of national security.

The news comes less than a week after the royal couple dropped their “Sussex Royal” brand name, since of particular U.K. federal government rules surrounding using the word “royal.”

The Sussexes stunned the general public when they revealed last month that they intended to ” go back” from the royal household, divide their time between the United Kingdom and The United States And Canada, and begin paying their own expenses.

A remarkable week followed as the palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II wished to quickly pertain to an arrangement on the couple’s future. Harry met with his granny; his father, Prince Charles, and his older bro, Prince William, at her Sandringham estate.

It was later on revealed that they would no longer be senior royals, that they would divide their time between Canada and the UK.

Alanna Satur

Alanna Satur is a senior desk editor based in NBC News’ London bureau.

Henry Austin

Henry Austin is a London-based editor and reporter for NBC News Digital.

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