President Donald Trump said Sunday the U.S. will not pay for the security of Prince Harry and wife Meghan after the couple decided to move from Canada to Los Angeles CNN reports.
“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!” Trump tweeted.
A Sussex spokesperson said in a statement to CNN on Sunday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have privately funded security arrangements in place.
In January, Harry and Meghan announced their decision to step back from royal life and become “financially independent,” sharing their desire to “carve out a progressive new role within this institution” in an Instagram post.
Until now, Canada has assisted the couple with security arrangements. However, those arrangements are set to end on March 31, when they officially bow out as senior royals.