President Donald Trump has assured Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle that the USA taxpayer won't be footing their security bill, after the absconding royals left Canada to settle in Los Angeles.
Britain's Sun newspaper reported this week that Harry and Meghan have moved to Los Angeles, where they plan to make a permanent home.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the couple moved to Canada and before the pandemic began hitting the headlines, there was a dispute on whether the Duke and Duchess should pay for their own security intel if they were to also reside in Los Angeles.
They will formally step down as senior royals on 31 March.
The couple stepped back from royal life and left the United Kingdom earlier this year, settling first in Vancouver, Canada.
Harry, Meghan and their baby son, Archie, are said to be living in lockdown close to Hollywood in accordance with the state's Covid-19 containment measures. But this month - amid coronavirus concerns across America, and especially in Los Angeles - the pair has chose to move down to southern California. In the interview, which aired just ahead of the election, she referred to him as "divisive" and "misogynistic". He replied: "I didn't know that". "So what can I say?"
Added the palace insider: "I'm positive she goes to hyperlink a few of the initiatives to their basis".
However after becoming a member of the royal household, the duchess was forbidden from each accepting items from brands and flaunting her fashion connections; in December, certainly one of her favourite jewellery designers, Jennifer Meyer, was even requested to cease posting pictures of Markle sporting her items on Instagram. "Privately funded security arrangements have been made", a spokesperson said to news agency Reuters.
The Canadian government last month announced that Canada would pay for protection of the royal couple, who have left the United Kingdom for Canada.
The couple stunned the royal family in early January with an announcement they would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals, in order to gain freedom from the intense media scrutiny that has followed them for several years.
Last month, the Canadian government announced that it would stop providing security assistance to the family "in keeping with their change in status".