Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been providing assistance to the couple since their arrival in Canada “intermittently since November 2019”.
A spokesman for Canada’s Public Safety Minister, Bill Blair, said Canadians had been covering some of the costs since their sensational decision to step down from the royal family.
But he said this will stop “in the coming weeks” once they are no longer working members of the royal family, reports Global News.
He added: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex choosing to re-locate to Canada on a part-time basis presented our government with a unique and unprecedented set of circumstances.
“The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) has been engaged with officials in the UK from the very beginning regarding security considerations.
“As the Duke and Duchess are currently recognized as Internationally Protected Persons, Canada has an obligation to provide security assistance on an as-needed basis.”
The couple will formally step down as senior royals on March 31, 2019.
They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months.
They have indicated that they will split their time between the UK and North America.
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