Canada Will No Longer Pay for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Security

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s security will no longer be funded by the Canadian government.

As the couple continues their transition out of their roles as official members of the Royal Family, they both are beginning to feel the impact of their decision. According to the Office of the Minister of Public Safety for Canada, the security offered to Harry together with his wife and son Archie will stop in the coming weeks in keeping with their change in status.

The office explained that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s choice to re-locate to Canada on a part-time basis was presented to their government with a unique array of circumstances. They added that the RCPM has been engaged with the officials of the UK from the start when it comes to security considerations.  As Harry and Meghan are currently recognized as Internationally Protected Persons which Canada has an obligation to give security and assistance depending on their needs. Moreover, the RCPM has been providing assistance to the Met since the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to Canada since November 2019. The office says that their responsibility to the family of three will stop when the Sussex’s leave officially at the end of March.

Per the United Nations, the family-of-three, Harry, Meghan and their son Archie will no longer be considered Internationally Protected Persons since they are not on their status as diplomats.

With Canada no longer acting on the bill, the responsibility will be laying down on the couple themselves or to the Royal Family. The couple stated on their Sussex Royal website that it has been agreed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to require effective security to protect their family.  They added that it is based on the Duke’s public profile by virtue of him being born in the Royal Family, his military service, the Duchess and her independent profile and the threat that is shared specifically over the last few years. However, the length of the information that was shared was limited due to privacy reasons.

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As the month of March is coming near, the Duke and Duchess are truly laying down from all the formalities. While attending an event for his eco-friendly company Travalyst this weekend, the Duke asked people to refer him as just “Harry.”

It’s really the start of a new journey for the family.

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