Harry and Meghan are definitely a strange and confounding couple of people for sure.
Just look at them for a minute and some of the things that they have done in the past couple of months and you can easily see that.
Shoot, just look at the whole deal with them giving up their duties and then moving around the world, seemingly picking a new home every week.
This whole thing is playing out like a bad sitcom.
The reported move by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, to the United States brought a major question into play: Who is going to cover their multimillion security costs?
President Donald Trump made it clear that the expenses would not fall on American taxpayers.
“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.
After the president declared that the United States wouldn’t bear the security costs — estimated to be as high as $5 million per year — for the couple, the Daily Mail reported that Harry’s father, Prince Charles, agreed to give the couple an annual stipend.
A royal source told the outlet that Charles would make a “private contribution” to his son and daughter-in-law each year.
“It will not be revealed how much and what that is used for, but it is believed to be around [$2.5 million],” the source said. “It would not be a surprise if it went into meeting the bill for security.”
“However, the Prince of Wales does not have an infinite amount of money,” the royal source said, indicating that Charles’ annual income is about $26 million.
People magazine, citing unidentified sources, reported that Harry and Meghan had moved from Vancouver Island in Canada to Los Angeles, where Meghan’s mother lives.
After the president’s comment on Twitter, a representative of the couple said they had “no plans” to ask the United States to pay for their security costs.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources,” the representative told Fox News. “Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”
In January, the couple chose to vacate their senior royal positions at Buckingham Palace, and forgo their royal allowance, in order to become “financially independent,” according to their official statement.