Megan Markle and Prince Harry Will Pay for Their Own Security Now That They Live in Los Angeles

In a move that has shocked everyone, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have left Canada amid the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and moved their lives permanently to Los Angeles. Though there have been whispers for some time that the Sussexes were eyeing LA for a summer stay, no one knew that America would be their final stop.

At present, the duo are self-isolating with their son Archie Harrison in a compound near Hollywood. However, like the rest of the country, they have not been outside since they are practicing quarantining and social distancing. The royal couple’s move came just before the borders between Canada and the United States were closed. They were able to obtain a private jet last minute for their move.

Now that they have landed in LA, so far away from the bubble of the British royal family, they are bound to face some interesting obstacles as life returns to normal in the near future, including the paparazzi and a new spotlight on their lives. In fact, President Donald Trump has demanded that they pay for their own security.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen LA as their home base for several reasons

LA is the Duchess of Sussexes’ hometown. However, prior to marrying Prince Harry, the former actress was living in Toronto, Canada where she filmed her hit series, Suits. Now, this move to LA is a way to bring her new star-power to Hollywood while being closer to her mom, Doria Ragland.

“Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good,” an alleged source told The Sun. “The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out. But this move was planned for some time. They realized Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area. They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. Meghan has lots of friends there and, of course, her mum Doria.”

Once the social distancing and isolation bands are lifted it should be interesting to see how the duke and duchess adjust to being at the center of things.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are going to need extensive security

The Sussexes are going to need extensive security for the rest of their lives. Their team consists of 15-highly trained and armed guards who are on duty 24 hours a day. Though things were relatively low-key for the Sussexes in Canada, that’s undoubtedly going to change in LA.

“They will get photographed and there will be a different photographer working on him,” a British photographer told Yahoo U.K. “There are a lot photographers in LA daily, up to 100.  In London, there is only a handful each day. In the UK, we are not allowed to follow them, doorstep them, we work off our leads, our information. We work out where they could be based on their engagements. LA paparazzi don’t play by the rules, they will follow them, they are considered fair game. Meghan is an actress, they are in a weird limbo, they have protection and they are trying to make money. They are going to get photographed a lot more and there is not much they can do.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will pay for their own security

Upon learning that the Sussexes had relocated to LA, President Donald Trump declared that the U.S. would not be footing the bill for their security. The royal pair have since responded.

‘”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources,” a spokesperson for the Sussexes explained. “Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”

This should be an interesting ride.