The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have responded to a tweet from the US President, Donald Trump, that the US will not be responsible for their security in light of their location to the US.
In a statement released through a spokesperson on Sunday, the couple said: “The duke and duchess have no plans to ask the US government for security resources. Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”
Mr Trump tweeted he was “a great friend and admirer of the Queen and the United Kingdom”, but added: “They must pay!”
They have reportedly relocated to Meghan’s home state of California amid the intensifying coronavirus outbreak.
They will formally step down as senior royals on 31 March and will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen, but these arrangements will be reviewed after one year.
The couple and their son Archie have spent much of this year residing in Canada’s west coast, following a six-week Christmas break on Vancouver Island.