Donald Trump has mentioned the US won’t pay for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s safety safety after they reportedly moved to California.
Harry and Meghan are mentioned to have left their rented residence in Vancouver, Canada after taking a personal flight to the US earlier than the border closed between the 2 nations final week.
In response to the reviews, the US president tweeted: “I’m an excellent good friend and admirer of the Queen & the UK.
“It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside completely in Canada.
“Now they’ve left Canada for the U.S. nevertheless, the U.S. won’t pay for his or her safety safety. They have to pay!”
Trump’s tweet got here simply days earlier than the couple are attributable to formally step down as senior royals on 31 March.
Buckingham Palace has declined to touch upon the reviews the couple at the moment are in California. The palace has additionally constantly refused to touch upon safety issues involving the couple.
Harry, Meghan and their child son, Archie, are mentioned to be dwelling in lockdown near Hollywood in accordance with the state’s Covid-19 containment measures.
A supply informed the Solar the transfer had been “deliberate for a while” and that California, the place Meghan, a former actor, grew up, was the place their “new workforce of Hollywood brokers and PRs and enterprise managers have been primarily based”.
Earlier than marrying into the royal household, Meghan had described Trump as being “misogynistic” and “divisive” throughout his 2016 presidential marketing campaign, pledging her vote for his rival Hillary Clinton, and threatening to maneuver to Canada if he received.
Earlier than his state go to to the UK final June, Trump was requested about her feedback in an interview with the Solar. He replied: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.” However he additionally mentioned he thought she would do “excellently” as a member of the royal household.
The query over who will decide up the couple’s safety invoice has been raised because it emerged that they’d now not be formally representing the Queen, and now not use their HRH titles as they forge a brand new path away from Britain, with the intention of changing into financially unbiased.
The Canadian authorities has already indicated that it could not be paying the prices of the couple’s safety, though it’s a Commonwealth nation, with the Queen as its head of state.
Final month the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which had been offering safety on an intermittent foundation after the couple moved to a rented £10.4m mansion on Vancouver Island in November, introduced they’d now not achieve this.
In a press release on the time to CBS information, the RCMP mentioned that whereas the duke and duchess have been recognised as “internationally protected individuals”, Canada had an obligation to offer safety help on an as-needed foundation, and had been offering help to the Metropolitan police intermittently since November 2019.
“The help will stop within the coming weeks, in line with their change in standing,” the assertion added.