The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have offered to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of security for their private business engagements that are not connected to royal events, sources told The Telegraph.
They will start paying as soon as their new, non-royal business plans take off — and how much they end up paying will largely depend on the cash they can bring in, the report says.
They are widely expected to hit the jackpot, however, with Netflix already confirming interest in working with the pair who are seeking TV deals to make documentaries on their favorite causes, the UK paper said.
The report comes as security remains the biggest issue in the Sussexes’ split from the royal family.
At least six UK royal protection officers are overseeing the couple, reports say — but the security will mostly be down to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Telegraph says.
Round-the-clock protection there could cost around $2 million, security sources told the paper, with a decision on how it’s split between Canada and the UK yet to be decided, the paper says.
No matter what, Harry — who is high-risk after serving two tours of Afghanistan in the British Army — is “entitled to proper protection whatever he is doing,” a former senior police officer told the paper.