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Canada No assessment made on security for Prince Harry, Meghan, safety minister says

23:15  19 january  2020
23:15  19 january  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The decision came as Prince Harry launched an extraordinary and highly personal attack on the British tabloid press and its treatment of his wife, saying he However, the royals have limited ability to stop the publication of such stories, prompting the decision to focus on the publication of Meghan ’s letter to

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are posing for a picture: Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle visit Star Hub on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.© Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle visit Star Hub on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

Canada's Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Sunday an assessment has yet to be conducted on whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will need government-funded security should they decide to live in Canada.

"No assessment has yet been done as to what actually may be or may not be required," Blair told reporters during a cabinet retreat in Winnipeg. "Until that work is done, those decisions remain to be made."

"If individuals require security, that's all determined by a very thorough assessment by our officials to determine what's necessary and what the costs might might therefore be. But again, that determination has not yet been made."

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Prince Harry trained as a military officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, but he does not have a university degree, which lawyers In a country where there is sometimes grousing about the cost of security for the prime minister , the question of who will pay to protect Harry , Meghan and

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On Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced Meghan and Prince Harry would no longer be working members of the Royal Family and would no longer use their duke and duchess titles.

In a statement the Palace confirmed the two will be required to “step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments,” and will no longer receive public funds for royal duties.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” the Queen said in the statement. “I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”

Morneau says Canada hasn't decided if it would cover security costs for Prince Harry and Meghan

  Morneau says Canada hasn't decided if it would cover security costs for Prince Harry and Meghan Finance Minister Bill Morneau said today the federal government hasn't decided if Ottawa would help to cover the security costs associated with a possible move by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to Canada. A report in the London-based Evening Standard Monday said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told the Queen already that Canada would assume some of the costs associated with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taking up residence here part-time.Morneau said the government has not yet held any formal talks on the matter."No, we haven't spent any time thinking about this issue," Morneau told reporters in Toronto.

Prince Harry has significant private holdings through a multimillion-dollar inheritance from his Security experts have said that Britain’s Home Office will probably continue to provide the couple with Harry has accused the news media, particularly the tabloids, of hounding him and Meghan the

Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. On Sunday, the Queen made her first public appearance since the announcement, arriving at church with the Duke of York.

Last week, Queen Elizabeth said in a statement the couple will be splitting their time between the U.K. and Canada after they announced they were stepping away from duties as official senior members of the Royal Family.

In an interview with Global News' Dawna Friesen last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said "the federal government has not been involved “up until this point” about how having Harry, Meghan and their son Archie, in Canada will work.

“There are still a lot of decisions to be taken by the Royal Family, by the Sussexes themselves as to what level of engagement they choose to have,” Trudeau said. “We are obviously supportive of their reflections but have responsibilities in that as well.”

Canada, U.K. discussing how to pay for Harry and Meghan's security costs: minister .
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday that the RCMP and security officials in the United Kingdom are in discussions over how best to protect Harry and Meghan while they live here in Canada — and who will ultimately foot the bill for the security costs they may incur.Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said today that the RCMP and security officials in the United Kingdom are discussing how best to protect Harry and Meghan while they live here in Canada — and who ultimately will foot the bill for their security.

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