The federal government has stated that Canada will soon stop providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Upon their arrival in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has provided sporadic assistance to the couple upon November 2019.
It hadn’t been clear whether following their transfer Canadians should pay for their protection. The couple will officially resign as senior royals from March 31. They will no longer perform duties on behalf of the Queen but plans will be checked every 12 months. They have indicated they will divide their time between the United Kingdom and the United States.
At the request of the Metropolitan, Police RCMP provided security to the pair.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also faced numerous questions about who would pay to give the prince and his wife Meghan protection.
Candian Government Confirms the Decision
Neither the Metropolitan Police nor the couple’s representative will comment on security issues. CBC News first obtained confirmation from the Canadian government.
Harry and Meghan had announced earlier this year that they will step back from royal duties and seek to become financially stable. Following days of talks with the Queen and other senior royals, details of how this would work were then revealed. Previously the pair had spoken about how they suffered under the glare of the media.
The pair have spent most of this year in Canada with their son Archie, until returning briefly to the UK in January after an extended six-week Christmas break on Vancouver Island.
The news emerged that the couple would live part of their time in Canada. One of the main concerns was who would foot the bill. Particularly if they spent most of their time as private citizens. A public opinion poll conducts in January by the Angus Reid Institute. It is for Non-Profits suggested that 73 per cent of Canadians had no interest in paying. This is for any of the protection and other expenses related to their relocation.