AceShowbiz - It has been reported that Prince Charles is expected to pay Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle's security costs in the U.S. following their royal family exit in January. According to the new report, the Duke of Cornwall will fork over $2.5 million per year.
“Charles has agreed to pay a 'private contribution' to the Sussexes. It will not be revealed how much and what that is used for, but it is believed to be around £2 million," a royal source claims to Daily Mail.
However, the insider hints that it will be difficult for Prince Charles to do that in a longer term. "The Prince of Wales does not have an infinite amount of money," the source says of the 71-year-old royal, whose annual income from his private estate, the Duchy of Cornwall, is reportedly around $26 million.
The whole security protection for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had brought a diplomatic problem with President Donald Trump. He publicly alluded that he had no intention to make the U.S. pay for it.
"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," he wrote on Saturday, March 28 on Twitter. "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 appeared to catch wind of the tweets before responding on Sunday. Chris Ship, royal correspondent for British television network ITV, wrote on Twitter, "A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan has just told us that '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.' "
Meghan and Harry, alongside their 10-month-old son Archie, reportedly had left their Vancouver Island residence in Canada as they had decided to settle down in Meghan's hometown of Los Angeles, United of States. It was said that the couple chose to live "in a secluded compound" in the City of Angels, where Meghan's mother Doria Ragland also lives. The two allegedly "haven't ventured out" during the coronavirus crisis."