President Trump says the United States will not foot the estimated $1 million-a-year bill for security for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the couple jetted to California amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Page Six reported on Friday that the couple left their $14 million bolthole in Canada and took a private jet to the Los Angeles area after Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the borders were closing amid the coronavirus crisis.
There were reports the pair — who have both criticized Trump — may need to ask him for “special help” for security protection because the UK taxpayers will no longer fund their guards following their decision to step down as senior royals.
However, Trump tweeted on Sunday, “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!”