Brits cop another Sussex headache - their huge security bill

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Brits cop another Sussex headache - their huge security bill

Scotland Yard now has a problem as Canada confirms it will stop guarding Harry and Meghan

Victoria Ward and Martin Evans

Scotland Yard officers could be forced to live in Canada for months at a time, it has emerged, amid a row over whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should contribute towards an estimated £10m (R200m) annual security bill.

The pair’s protection arrangements will create a huge strain on police resources now that Canada has confirmed it will stop guarding them when they step down as working royals. They face a fierce public backlash if they are seen to be costing the British taxpayer millions while raking in a private fortune.

Royal sources have suggested that the couple will contribute towards their own security if they are commercially successful. They are understood to be intending to reimburse the taxpayer for security provided on private business engagements with no royal connection. However, police sources admit they still have no idea how the security plan will work, precisely where the couple and their son, Archie, will live and who will foot the hefty security bill...

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