PRINCE Charles may step in and pay £2million of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s security costs after their California move, an aid claims.
It comes after Donald Trump refused to cover the costs as the pair relocated to LA this month.
The Daily Mail reports a royal source stated: “Charles has agreed to pay a ”personal contribution” to the Sussexes.
“It is not going to be revealed how much and what that’s used for, however it’s believed to be round £2 million. It wouldn’t be a surprising step if it went into meeting the invoice for security.
“However, the Prince of Wales does not have an infinite amount of money. The total income from the Duchy of Cornwall is annually around £21million.”
The Sun Online has gone to Buckingham Palace for remark.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to California before the borders between Canada and the US were shut over coronavirus fears.
Questions over who would pay for his or her security had arisen after Harry and Meghan stated they needed to turn into “financially independent”.
And the couple final night time confirmed privately-funded security preparations had been made for his or her new life from the Megxit date of immediately.
They issued their last social media post as senior royals today, saying “thank you to this community – for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world” and signed off as “Harry & Meghan”.
Mr Trump yesterday waded in on the row and refused to foot the couple’s huge £20million security bill after they quit the royal family.
But the couple’s spokesperson responded to the comments last night, 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.”
Scotland Yard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had been offering round the clock security for the couple and child Archie of their rented mansion in Vancouver.
But Canada beforehand confirmed it would cease offering safety for the Sussexes as soon as they stop to be senior royals on March 31.
There was controversy and confusion over whether or not the British taxpayer would nonetheless be funding the pair’s security after they stop as senior royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven’t any plans to ask the U.S. authorities for security sources.
The US President tweeted today: “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom.
“Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”
It was additionally revealed that Catherine St Laurent will begin as Chief of Staff to the pair initially of April.
A Sussex Royal spokesperson stated: “As was agreed with The Royal Family, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will now not use the identify Sussex Royal for his or her charitable organisation, Instagram or web site.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the next few months focusing on their family and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future non-profit organisation.
“Following today’s post, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer post on Instagram under the @sussexroyal handle and will also no longer update SussexRoyal.com website.
“Both the Instagram account and website will remain in existence online for the foreseeable future, although they will be inactive.
“The Duke and Duchess have made private security arrangements.
“For their safety and that of those protecting them, no further comment or guidance will be provided.”