The Canadian government said it will no longer provide security for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle once the couple are no longer working members of the British royal family.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been assisting London’s Metropolitan Police with security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “intermittently” since November, when the couple began a six-week holiday in Canada.
But once Harry and Meghan are no longer considered senior members of the British royal family, they will no longer receive the publicly funded security that is estimated to cost millions of dollars.
The couple stunned the royal family in early January with a surprise announcement that they would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals, in order to gain freedom from intense media scrutiny.
They announced their intention to spend more time in Canada, which could put part of the responsibility of their security onto the Canadian government.