Meghan Markle ‘rolled her eyes’ after Donald Trump tweeted US would not pay LA security costs for her and Prince Harry


MEGHAN Markle rolled her eyes after Donald Trump tweeted the US wouldn’t pay the Sussexes security costs, a new book claims.

The former actress and Prince Harry fired back with a statement after the US President tweeted: “They must pay!”.

Donald Trump refused to pay for the couple’s security costs

Harry and Meghan said they had not planned to ask for financial help

 Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday

His full tweet read: “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!”

Harry and Meghan’s reaction has been revealed in Finding Freedom, a new tell-all book about the couple.

Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote: “Meghan’s response to the president’s tweet was to roll her eyes.

“The Sussexes had never asked the US government for support and had always planned to cover their own security costs after March 30.

“They quickly fired back through a statement of their own.”  

The pair wrote: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources.

“Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”


The couple have been staunch critics of Trump in the past. Meghan snubbed him at a Buckingham Palace banquet last year and Harry recently claimed the American leader had “blood on his hands” for ignoring climate change.

Harry’s disparaging remarks were made in a prank phone call – revealed by HOAR – where he was fooled into thinking he was talking to activist Greta Thunberg.

And LA—born Meghan, 39, accused him of being “misogynistic” and “divisive” during his 2016 presidential campaign.

The ex-Suits actress also pledged to vote for his rival Hillary Clinton

Told of Meghan’s barbs by HOAR, Mr Trump insisted it was the first time he’d heard them.

He said: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”

When told Meghan had threatened to leave for Canada if he won in 2016, he countered: “A lot of people are moving here (to the US).”

The authors of the new book have had access to more than 100 people “desperate to defend” Harry and Meghan for the book and sources say it portrays the Sussexes in a positive light.

A spokesperson for the couple insisted they had not been involved in the book.

They said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.

“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”

Scobie and Durand said in a press release they wanted “to tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated.

“It is thanks to our sources that we have been able to share the definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

Meghan rolled her eyes at Trump’s tweet, a new book claims

The couple moved to the US after quitting as senior royals