Prince Charles could reportedly cover half of his son Prince Harry’s and his wife Meghan Markle’s security costs in the US, a royal insider told the Daily Mail.
The Prince of Wales, who has just recovered from coronavirus, would pay a “private contribution” of up to £2 million ($2,5 million) every year towards the Sussexes’ living in the United States, and the source believes that this money would be used for the family’s protection, which is estimated to cost around $5 million annually. The royal insider still noted that this type of financial aid could be a significant blow to the 71-year-old monarch’s budget.
“However, the Prince of Wales does not have an infinite amount of money. The total income from the Duchy of Cornwall is annually around £21 million”, the source explained to the media.
The news comes several days after the United States President Donald Trump took to Twitter to argue that his country would not pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle security protection following reports that the couple used a private jet to travel to California from Canada, shortly before the borders were shut down amid coronavirus pandemic.
“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 fumed on Twitter on Sunday.
The president’s online rant was soon rebuked by the couple’s spokesperson, who argued that “the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. Government for security resources” and that “'privately funded security arrangements have been made” to fit their needs.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were expected to lay down their official titles after 1 April following their announcement in January that they would step down as “senior” members of the Royal Family to live a “financially independent” life in North America. Shortly after the shocking news, the couple moved to Canada with their 10-month son Archie