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Trump says Prince Harry, Meghan Markle must pay for their own security if they move to US

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE said Sunday that Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleMeghan MarkleMeghan Markle: You realize 'your voice matters' even more 'when you're not able to exercise it' GOP congressman accuses Prince Harry, Megan Markle of interfering in US elections Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to speak with Malala Yousafzai about COVID-19's impact on girls' education MORE must pay for their own security if they move to the U.S.

The president tweeted Sunday in response to reports that the prince and his wife had moved to Los Angeles. He started by saying he is a “great friend and admirer” of the queen and the U.K.

“It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada,” he posted. “Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

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The couple announced earlier this year that they would step back from their royal family roles and earned the support of Queen Elizabeth II. They had said they would split their time between North America and the U.K.

A report from the Evening Standard in January said Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauTrudeau: Canada preparing for potential 'disruptions' after US election Trump's COVID 'October surprise' might make him a better candidate — and person 'Get well' messages pour in from foreign capitals after Trump positive coronavirus test MORE agreed the country would fund half of the $1.3 million in estimated security costs, but he has said the conversations are tentative. 

But reports circulated last week that the royal couple and their son had moved to Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times

The royal family moved in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has captured the world’s attention, as hundreds of thousands of people have been infected, thousands of people have died, and many countries and states are banning people from leaving their homes except in certain circumstances.