Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Say They ‘Had No Plans’ To Ask U.S. Government For Security After Trump Remarks He Won’t Pay

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made the move to Los Angeles just before the borders were closed due to the coronavirus.

The couple called North Saanich on Vancouver Island home from before Christmas, while they made their transition out of the royal family. But, they’ve ultimately decided to move to Meghan’s hometown.

According to People, the couple is living on a “secluded compound” with their son Archie where they have not left during the pandemic.

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Meghan was raised in Los Angeles and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives there. The Duchess also has a large collection of friends who live in the city including Priyanka Chopra, the Clooneys and Janina Gavankar.

A source previously told the magazine that the couple are “looking at houses in L.A.”

“Harry is looking straight ahead at his future with his family,” another source said. “They will be spending time in California…He’s not looking back.”

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The news comes as Disney announced the release of “Elephants”, which is narrated by Meghan. ET Canada has learned that she currently has no other projects in the works with Disney.

The couple will also have to figure out their security arrangement. Slightly before leaving Canada, the government said they would be pulling the RCMP officers stationed at their home and no longer would provide security for the family. As members of the royal family, they were entitled to security during their visit.

The U.S. is not a Commonwealth nation so security was never on the table, but Donald Trump is making is known he will also not pay for them.

On Sunday, 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!”

Harry and Meghan clarified that they understood when moving there that their security would not be funded nor were they ever planning on asking.

In a statement provided to ET Canada, their rep said, “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 Meghan will make their full transition into private members of the public as of April 1 and will cease all royal duties.

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