List of All The Royal Privileges Meghan and Harry Have Lost Since Walking Out
There’s nothing left that we can call ‘royal’ about Harry or Meghan. After making a swift exit from the United Kingdom and speaking out about now wanting to be called by their first names, it seems the couple is ready for a new life. What royal perks and privileges have they lost since leaving the royal life?
What royal privileges and perks will Meghan and Harry lose?
They will lose their royal titles
Harry and Meghan were once formally known as His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness, exclusive titles within the royal family. Now, they prefer to be called by their first names. We suspect any reminder that they used to be part of the royal family is somewhat haunting so this lost perk shouldn’t be too much of a loss for them!
Harry and Megan will not receive public funding
Whilst the couple lived on the grounds of Windsor Castle, a proportion of the nation’s taxes were used to safely protect and support them. Now, as they make a swift move out of the royal life, such perks will no longer be available.
The couple will repay the costs of refurbishment for their residency
Meghan and Harry recently had their residency in Windsor refurbished, but it seems that every penny used to do so, will have to be repaid.
London Police say guarding the couple around the world is ‘unworkable’ and would be a ‘security nightmare’
If it wasn’t worse enough, Harry and Meghan may have to employ private security from now on. As royals, the couple received full-time protection from the police, but that might all change.
Senior officers at London Police have claimed that the number of officers would have to increase whilst they are abroad. Such plans could cost around £25 million a year. “Training for extra officers plus potential relocation payments to some who may be permanently based abroad has led to a complete reworking of the situation,” a source has explained.
The Canadian federal government stops paying security fees for Harry and Meghan
Currently, the RCMP is providing security for the couple after it was requested by London Police. However, it has been made clear that this is only temporary. In a statement, it was acknowledged that Canada ‘has an obligation to provide security assistance on an as-needed basis.’
‘The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status.’ the statement alleges.