Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Shut Down Trump After He Says the U.S. "Will Not Pay" for Security

Mehera Bonner

From Cosmopolitan

  • Donald Trump says the U.S. will not pay for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's security.

  • Meghan and Harry released a statement low-key shutting him down.

In case ya hadn't heard, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have peaced out of Canada and are currently living in Los Angeles, where they're social-distancing along with the rest of the country. And while the royal couple never once said they were planning to lean on the U.S. government to help with their security costs, President Donald Trump hit Twitter to inform them that he'll be doing no such thing:

Photo credit: VICTORIA JONES - Getty Images
Photo credit: VICTORIA JONES - Getty Images

“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted. “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!”

Meghan and Harry's representatives went ahead and put out a statement, saying '"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."

Glad that's cleared up. And if you're looking for details on Meghan and Harry's move, a source told The Sun: "Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good. The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out. But this move was planned for some time. They realized Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area. They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. Meghan has lots of friends there and, of course, her mum Doria."

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