Brits furious to be paying Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s security bill
More than 90% of Brits say Harry and Meghan should be picking up their own security bill.
People are fed up of contributing their hard-earned cash to the £8million operation needed to keep the pampered couple and son Archie safe in their new LA home.
The poll results come almost three months after Megxit – as we continue our wait for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to repay the £2.4m of taxpayer cash splurged on the revamp of their former home, Frogmore Cottage.
Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, officially stop being working Royals on Wednesday. Their £8m security operation includes nine British officers paid for through the Met Police budget and supported by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
But the poll for Good Morning Britain confirms people have had enough.
Former Home Office minister Norman Baker said: “They’re going to Los Angeles to make packets of money. There will be waterfalls of dollars cascading their way. And they’re now private citizens. Why should we pay for them?
“We can’t have a situation in which members of the Royal Family can choose to live anywhere in the world, however dangerous, and expect us to pay. The dangers in LA are much more significant than in the backwoods of Windsor.”
The Sussexes vowed to become financially independent after quitting The Firm and have lined up money-making deals with bodies including the Oprah Winfrey Network.
And just earlier today President Donald Trump tweeted out a message, telling the couple they would have to pay for any US security themselves.
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They are expected to announced a new non-profit organisation this week and have hired Bill Gates’ former PR guru, Catherine St-Laurent, to handle publicity.
But the Sussexes are yet to say if they will refund the £2.4m splurged on Frogmore Cottage.
Since moving from Canada to Meghan’s home city, they are thought to have set their sights on Mel Gibson’s former mansion, Petra Manor.
The eight-bed Malibu property was previously been rented by Kylie Jenner for £11,000 per night.
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