The couple responded by indicating that they had no intention of seeking Washington’s help for his protection.
He won’t put his hand in his pocket. Donald Trump warned on Sunday March 29 that the United States would not pay for the protection of the Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who have just settled in California. “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen and of the United Kingdom”, tweeted the White House tenant two hours before his daily media availability coronavirus.
Referring to the decision of Harry and Meghan to give up settling permanently in Canada and to move to California, he added: “The United States will not pay for their protection. They must pay!”
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!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
A spokeswoman for the couple later released a statement in which Harry and Meghan say they have no intention of seeking Washington’s help for their protection, said the Washington Post. “Security arrangements financed by private means have been put in place”, asserts this press release, according to the American daily.
The couple has, according to the British tabloid The Sun, flew a private jet to Los Angeles last week, as Canada and the United States were preparing to close their border to fight the spread of Covid-19.