Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Security Plans Reportedly 'Unworkable' as Its Projected Annual Bill Hits $25m

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex continue to finalize plans for their exit as Senior members of the Royal Family. In contrast, their security plans have been branded "unworkable" by experts due to the rising cost of securing the couple and their son, Archie. 

The cost of securing Harry, Meghan, and Baby Archie continues to rise and could hit $25m per year. Experts believe that one factor making the cost that high is the jet-set lifestyle of the couple. 

This is because they have to go on several trips to different countries in their bid to establish their brand outside the UK and Buckingham Palace. This, in turn, would leave a strain on the British Police. 

Prince Harry and Meghan attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images.

Prince Harry and Meghan attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images.

As the couple continues to reside in Canada, there have been arguments regarding who would foot the bills to ensure that they remain safe outside the shores of the British Monarchy. 

It is also believed that Harry and Meghan are living as though the rules don't apply to them, thus pushing the rising cost of their security to an extreme. Speaking to MailOnline, a Royal author, Phil Dampier, said:

"The cost of security was always going to be a major problem for Harry and Meghan, and it doesn't surprise me that the bill seems to be going up and up."

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Dampier added that the couple's constant trips around North America would put an immense strain on resources, as well as detectives of Scotland Yard, who would have to work on shifts to meet up with the demands of securing the couple and their child. 

This fact makes Dampier believe that the Sussex Royals' security plan is unsustainable. He also said that the Canadian have begun to query the costs their Police have incurred in securing the couple. 

With their departure from Royal duties, Meghan is in search of an agent and a manager, who would represent her for any professional project.

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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA

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A former Metropolitan Protection officer, Dai Davies, who also spoke to "The Mirror," said that the present situation involving Harry and Meghan has called for a total rip up of the rules. 

He, like Dampier, was also of the opinion that their security plans were unworkable in their current state, saying:

"There is already a severe lack of trained officers, and this is only adding to the Met's woes."

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Spotlight on: Endeavour Fund Today we are taking a look back at the amazing work done by the @EndeavourFund, an organisation created by The Duke of Sussex to support the Armed Forces community. HRH was motivated by the ambitions of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans across the UK, who wanted to use sport and adventurous activity as part of their recovery. And what they choose to take on is extraordinary! These men and women break global records and set goals for those around the world - non-disabled and disabled alike, including:  The first amputee to cross Greenland icecap unsupported, the first triple amputee to qualify as a rescue diver, the fastest unsupported rowing time across the Atlantic, and so many more. The endeavours they take on are inspirational, but also have a tremendous impact on their physical, emotional and social recovery, as well as a lasting effect on the family and community around them. Since launching in 2012, the Endeavour Fund has supported nearly 6,000 WIS in sport and adventure challenges. As The Duke said, “The magic of the Endeavour Fund is that it enables those who had life changing injuries in their prime, many of whom felt defeated, to use the power of sport to find a new purpose. The renewed self-belief we see in everyone who participates, and how this transforms their lives and the lives of those around them is overwhelming. Beyond that, each man or woman who participates uses their endeavour as an opportunity to raise funds for another serviceman or woman who needs the same support they once did. It’s a powerful and meaningful process that I am so proud to be a part of.” • In 2019 alone, 17 grants were submitted benefitting nearly a thousand WIS and over 200 family and friends. 198 qualifications were gained and more than 80 are back in the workforce feeling fulfilled and with a renewed sense of purpose. Photo © Endeavour Fund

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Meanwhile, Meghan Markle is itching to get back to work as soon as possible after she and Harry's exit from the Royal Family. Before meeting Harry, Meghan was a star on the television drama series, "Suits."

She was also an activist, as well as an editor/writer of her lifestyle blog, "The Tig." She also represented several brands as an ambassador. All of those things stopped once she met Harry and became his wife. 

With their departure from Royal duties, Meghan is in search of an agent and a manager, who would represent her for any professional project.

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‪This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.‬ • ‪This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944.‬ • ‪Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.‬ ‪#FestivalOfRemembrance ‪#WeWillRememberThem‬ Photo © PA / Royal British Legion

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If that is concluded, it may be a little while before Meghan's fans see her back on television screens or in the public eye on one or more projects. 

As Harry and Meghan continue their new lives in Canada, they are also strengthening their relationship, as the couple has become closer than ever, and more besotted with each other. 

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