Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Canada move could cost taxpayers $1.3M per year in security expenses
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Canada will pick up the pricey security tab for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their stays in the Great White North, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly “privately assured” the queen.
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Trudeau pledged to Queen Elizabeth II that Canada would foot the $1.3 million annual bill to ensure the safety of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their toddler son, Archie, would not be compromised, the U.K.’s Evening Standard reported Monday.
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The news broke around the same time the matriarchal monarch met with her 35-year-old grandson, as well as his father and his brother, Prince William. She later announced she had agreed to grant the couple permission for a more independent life, including their wish to move part-time to Canada.