On Sunday, Donald Trump turned to Twitter to remark about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s plans to move to the United States.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking into relocating to Meghan Markle’ s hometown of Los Angeles. Trump tweeted about the move and rudely noted that the United States would not be paying the bill for the couple and their children’s security.
The couple made the decision several months ago to step back from their royal duties and leave the U.K.
Trump tweeted, “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!”
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess was quick to reply to Trump’s tweet.
“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.”
Harry and Megan moved to Canada earlier this year. The move was nicknamed “Megixt.” There was a bit of controversy there when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police provided them and their son, Archie, “intermittent” security.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Markle, 38, and Harry, 35, have secluded themselves at a compound and have stuck close to home. It is not clear when the couple will make the move to L.A.
Rumors began to circulate back In January that the couple was planning on moving to America. They live in the U.K only part-time. They have looked at houses in L.A. and may move in summer if the virus has been contained by then.
“They love being in Canada, but they are looking at houses in L.A., too,” a close friend told People magazine. “They’ll likely have houses in both places.”