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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do not have fond memories of Canada


In the Meghan Markle documentary that aired on Channel 5 on July 24, crowned-heads expert Tom Quinn suggests that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did not expect to face certain expenses when they left for Canada, including their security costs.

A stay that leaves them with a bitter taste. According to an expert on the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not expect to have to pay for their own security service during their stay in Canada, a few months before their official exit from the royal family, and their relocation to Los Angeles. Interviewed in the documentary aired on July 24 on Channel 5, “Meghan at 40: The Rise to Power” the Tom Quinn explains thus: “When they went to Canada, they learned that the Canadians did not want to take over their security service, and that the Duchy of Lancaster (ed. note: the private estate of the British sovereign, which provides him with a source of income) would not want to pay either while they were there.” But it is mostly the reaction of the Sussexes that the royal expert relates, not the most positive: “I think they were both annoyed, and stunned.”

Their attitude of surprise was not well received by Canadians, and by the country’s press, again according to Tom Quinn. “When Meghan and Harry gave this impression that they were being treated unfairly, it led to a lot of negative media coverage, because, aside from not paying for their own security, they have a lot of money.” Prince Harry has repeatedly claimed that his family cut him off when they left the royal family, which is allegedly untrue according to people close to Prince Charles. The accounts of Clarence House, the residence of the heir to the throne, show that a “substantial sum” has been allocated to the Sussexes, at least until the summer of 2020.

They did not expect to have to pay for Frogmore Cottage

Another unexpected expense also presented itself to Harry and Meghan Markle, with the renovation of Frogmore Cottage, which cost British taxpayers nearly £2.4 million. After the announcement of their departure for Canada, it was mentioned that they would have to repay the cost of the work, which they had not considered: “They had to pay several million for the renovation of Frogmore Cottage, and I do not think they expected it,” says Tom Quinn. The financial arrangements between the Sussexes and the British crown have been a major source of tension since their withdrawal from the royal family.

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