Thousands demand Harry and Meghan pay own security costs

Thousands of Canadians have signed a petition demanding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pay for their own security costs, amid mounting concern the country could be saddled with a bill costing millions of dollars.

Since the couple announced they were giving up formal royal duties and public money, they have been holed up in a $20m (€18m) private mansion on a secluded cove on Canada’s Victoria Island.

When they leave the property they are escorted by a number of bodyguards, several of whom are British.

In recent days, the guards have also been filming cars driving past, many of them belonging to international media.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to date failed to say what agreements have been made to cover such costs.

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