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Prince Charles to pay for Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s security costs, report says

President Trump refused to pay for the security costs

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle arrive for the wheelchair tennis competition during the Invictus Games in Toronto. Palace officials announced Monday Nov. 27, 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Mar
In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Prince Harry and his then girlfriend Meghan Markle arrive for the wheelchair tennis competition during the Invictus Games in Toronto.
Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press via Associated Press

A new report suggests that Prince Charles will pay for the security for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry now that they’ve moved to the United States, according to Fox News.

What’s happening:

  • An unnamed source told the Daily Mail that Prince Charles has “agreed to pay a private contribution” to the former royal couple.
  • It’s unclear what the payment will fund. But the belief is that the money will go toward the security costs, according to Fox News
  • The report said security costs could reach £4 million ($5 million) per year.
  • Prince Charles reportedly earns around $26 million per year, Fox News reports.

Trump denied security

  • President Donald Trump said last Sunday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would need to fund their own security if they moved to the United States, as I wrote for the Deseret News. Multiple reports suggested the royal couple moved to Los Angeles after briefly living in Canada.
  • “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!”
  • According to Fox News, the couple responded 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.”
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered to pay half of the couple’s security cost, The Monitor reported.