Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will have to foot the bill for their own security while living in the U.S., President Donald Trump announced.

The former royal couple fled Canada for California after Canadian officials declined to cover the exorbitant costs of their 24-hour security.

Harry and Meghan officially stepped back as senior members of the royal family at the end of March. They reportedly abandoned their temporary home on Vancouver Island, Canada for a more permanent home in California.

Harry and Meghan had been living under the watchful eye of British security guards and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while in Canada, part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

But in a Twitter post on Sunday, Trump made it clear they will receive no financial help from the feds to pick up the security tab, which is estimated to cost millions of dollars every year.

He wrote, "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S., however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!"

The royals have yet to comment on Trump's announcement.

Harry and Meghan previously explained they stepped away from their royal duties to lead a more private life with their baby son, Archie. But friends say Meghan desperately wants to return to acting.

Source: WENN.com