One of the many revelations from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was that the Royal family had cut them off financially and that even before they did, they were refusing to pay for the security detail for them and their young son, Archie. With the tabloids’ full-court press on harassing Markle, she was particularly unnerved that Archie would not be given royal protection in the form of security detail. When they made their grand exit from the royal family and its attendant duties, they eventually landed in Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles just ahead of the pandemic-related border closures.
Tyler Perry was kind enough to offer the Sussexes his home and security detail while they figured out their next move. It’s obvious that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have money – both individually and together. Harry and Meghan have a combined net worth of $50 million – $40 million of which was inherited from the trust his mother Princess Diana set up for him. Meghan also had a decent net worth entering into the marriage, built up from her days on the television drama “Suits.” Additionally, Harry and Meghan have a multi-year deal with Netflix that is paying them $150 million. So, what’s the big deal with paying for their own round-the-clock security? How much can it really cost?