Canada will not provide security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex once they step down as senior royals next month, the Canadian federal government has confirmed.
The couple will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March.
They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months.
The Royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) have been providing protection on an intermittent basis since Harry and Meghan moved to a rented mansion on Vancouver Island in November.
Following the couple’s decision to step back from royal duties and become financially independent of the UK taxpayer, there has been intense speculation over who would pay for the huge cost of guarding the couple and their son, Archie.
The couple have said they intend to split their time between the UK and North America.