The Canadian Government Will No Longer Protect The Sussexes

BY Rohma Theunissen / Mar 1 2020 / 14:05 PM

Security proves to be yet another hurdle faced by Meghan and Harry as they embark on their financially independent lives away from the British royal family

The Canadian Government Will No Longer Protect The Sussexes

As Meghan and Harry move into their post-royal, financially independent lives, it seems that the couple will have one more bill to foot: security. As per a statement made by the Canadian federal government, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will no longer be protecting the Sussexes as they will no longer be senior members of the British royal family.

The statement, which was released to CBC News confirmed, "As the Duke and Duchess are currently recognised as Internationally Protected Persons, Canada has an obligation to provide security assistance on an as-needed basis. At the request of the Metropolitan Police, the RCMP has been providing assistance to the Met since the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to Canada intermittently since November 2019. The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status."

Meghan and Harry are set to officially embark on their new lives as of April 1st after completing their final round of official royal engagements in March. The Sussexes who were denied use of the world “royal” within their trademarked brand name will now have to face the challenge of arranging their own security personnel as they will no longer able to enjoy the privileges that came with their royal lives. According to experts, the cost of security for the Sussexes is estimated to cost a minimum of $10 million (Dhs36.5 million) per annum, and it is still not clear as to who would be footing the bill from next month.