Canada Might Pay for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Security Bill
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex took that “New Year, New Me” saying to heart. The Sussexes were sick and tired of the bullying, racism, and sexism that Meghan had been experiencing at the hands of the British press since she and the prince were first engaged.
2019 was supposed to be one of the best years in the duchess’ life. Meghan and Prince Harry celebrated one year of marriage, and they welcomed their adorable son, Archie Harrison. Sadly, the constant bullying from the public and press as well as the princes’ fallout with his older brother, Prince William made things extremely challenging.
Now — the duke and duchess have made a drastic decision, changing their lives and the structure of the royal family forever.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are done being confined to royal life
From the Sussexes’ own candid admissions to the late Princess Diana’s shocking revelations — life as a member of the British royal family is no fairytale. It’s also straining when the U.K. press and public refuse to allow you the space to be a human being. After a rough 2019, Meghan and Prince Harry have had enough.
On Jan 8 — the Sussexes announced they would be stepping back as senior royals. They also revealed they would only be living in the U.K. part-time. “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the Sussexes said in a statement. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.”
This is how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will make money
Breaking away from the royal family will allow the duke and duchess to make their own money. We doubt there will be any tell-all books or interviews. However, the duo has recently trademarked “Sussex Royal” which will elevate their brand in new ways. We can certainly see books, speaking engagements, Netflix series, and other things on the horizon.
Meghan has reportedly already signed a voiceover deal with Disney. Though this deal is in exchange for a contribution to Elephants without Borders — other deals like this could line the Sussexes pockets.
Canada might pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s security bill
Since the pair have their own money, separate from the royal family — they certainly won’t be living a destitute lifestyle. However, the major drain on their finances is their extensive security team. We would imagine that the U.K. taxpayers would continue to pay for the Sussexes security when they are in the U.K., but not for the other part of the year.
Since Meghan and Prince Harry will be spending a good chunk of time in North America aka Canada, it looks like the country might be preparing to pay for the Sussexes’ security detail.
Their security is one of the major issues that the Sussexes will have to contend with as modern and free royals. “No, we haven’t spent any time thinking about this issue,” Bill Morneau, Canada’s finance minister. told CBC reporters. “We obviously are always looking to make sure, as a member of the Commonwealth, we play a role. We have not had any discussions on that subject at this time.”
We’re sure the Sussexes will figure everything out in time.