UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan, have no plans to requests the U.S. government to bear security costs, the royal couple said in a statement on Sunday in response to US President President Donald Trump’s tweet that the United States will not pay for their security.
In January, the couple decided step away from the royal duties and according to reports, recently they have relocated to Los Angeles.
On Sunday President Trump tweeted: “Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”
A spokeswoman for Prince Harry and Meghan responded later in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources. Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex says they have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources. Privately funded security arrangements have been made. It follows this tweet from Donald Trump 👇 https://t.co/RirEZDm7BN
— Rhiannon Mills (@SkyRhiannon) March 29, 2020
Meghan Markle criticized Trump during his 2016 election campaign as divisive and misogynistic.
Last year, Trump, responded on Meghan’s criticism, said: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.” Trump also wished her well in her new life as a British royal.
The royal couple surprised everyone in early January with an announcement they would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals, in order to gain freedom from the intense media scrutiny that has followed them for several years.