Desk Report: Canada will soon stop providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the federal government has confirmed.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been providing assistance to the couple since their arrival in Canada “intermittently since November 2019”.
It had not been clear whether Canadians would be paying for their security following their move.
They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months.
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RCMP has been providing security to the couple at the request of the Metropolitan Police.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex choosing to re-locate to Canada on a part-time basis presented our government with a unique and unprecedented set of circumstances,” said Canada’s federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair in a statement on Thursday.