By Tony Winterburn • 04 February 2020 • 10:21
"Mansion Sussex" in Canada- who should pay for their security now?
More than three-quarters of Canadians feel their country should not foot the security bill for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a new survey suggests.
A total of 77 percent of the people that voted said taxpayers should not have to pay the cost of protecting the Sussexes as they are not in Canada representing the Queen.
The duke and duchess announced last month that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family and said they would split their time between the UK and North America.
Prince Harry joined Meghan in Vancouver Island at the end of last month, where the pair have begun a new life with their baby son Archie amid plans to become “financially independent”.
Earlier this year it was reported that:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will pay towards their own security if they are commercially successful, in a model echoing Tony Blair’s own arrangements.
The couple is offering a contribution towards their security bill, currently funded by taxpayers after they complete their transition from working Royals.
A well-placed source said the couple planned to reimburse the taxpayer for security provided on private business engagements with no Royal connection.
The source said the payment model would be similar to one that was put in place for Mr. Blair, who has earned millions of pounds travelling the world brokering a variety of deals.
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