Harry Arrives in Canada to Join Wife and Son for Post-Royal Life

Harry Arrives in Canada to Join Wife and Son for Post-Royal Life

Maizie Ecker, News Editor

   Former Prince Harry arrived in Canada Tuesday to join his wife, Meghan Markle, and eight month old son Archie, to begin a new period of their lives away from the royal family. Both Harry and Meghan had recently agreed to give up their royal titles and move to North America. After meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Harry flew to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, where the couple now lives. 

   “Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” Harry said at a charity fundraiser in London on Sunday in his first comments since announcing the couple’s plans to step back from their royal duties.

   The couple will pursue new financial independence, partly from books and speaking engagements.They receive 95% of their income from property and investments via Prince Charles, Harry’s Father, and 5% from the taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant. The couple must pay the $3.1 million it cost taxpayers to renovate their Windsor home, and they will stop receiving money from the grant.