After trying to get others to pay for their security, Harry and Meghan go house-hunting in Bel Air

Three weeks ago, Prince Harry and his Trump-hating missus, Meghan Markle, sought to have the Canadian government pay for their annual security in their rented Vancouver hideaway following their exit from the British royal family. They wanted to continue to live like royals, but not in the private sector way, which is by paying for it. When Canada ultimately said no, it was time to pack up and go Hollywood.

According to TMZ:

As for why they went to Vancouver first for 2 weeks, before hopping on a plane and moving the brood to Tinseltown ... we're hearing 2 different things. First ... bad optics, moving from the UK directly to Hollywood. We've also heard they thought they'd be taken care of better in Canada, and were surprised when they realized fending for themselves there was tougher than they thought, especially when they were stripped of their royal titles.

It suggests that no-free-security for them was the deal-breaker on whether they'd stay in Canada.

Now that they're stateside, it's unknown whether they asked the U.S. to pony up for the security the Canadians refused to pay, but something suggests that in one way or another, they might have.

It would explain why President Trump, out of the blue, thought it necessary to tweet that the U.S. wouldn't be paying their security any more than the Canadians would. Trump's the sole arbiter on whether they would get it and with this tweet, he headed it off at the pass.



The Trump-hating wayward royals then claimed they had their own security, thank you very much, though there was no explicit denial that they had ever asked for any from the states.

Now they're out house-hunting -- in Bel Air, one of the richest, toniest enclaves in all Los Angeles, a place that makes Beverly Hills look like a shantytown in comparison. No low-class Hollywood Hills for them, no trashy Malibu, it's off to the ultra-isolated enclave of the super duper uberrich, where every mansion is its own gated community for them, and buying a house begins in the $10 million range for the cheap stuff.

Which rather raises questions about all that saga earlier about getting someone else to pay for their security. It turns out they have plenty of money for a mansion but need to get someone's taxpayers -- Britain's, Canada's or maybe America's -- pay for their security, so that they can buy a house in a place like Bel Air, and live in the accustomed style that they like.

Living within, or beneath their means, doing more with less, in order to get the unromantic things like security paid for, doesn't seem to be a concept that occurs to them. They have money for a Bel Air mansion, yet want someone else to pay for their security, something the other Bel Air rich pay for themselves.

Which speaks to an amazing sense of entitlement.

Most of us are willing to say, fine, dump the royal family, strike out on your own and live here in the states. But if you do that, you do what we do, and pay your own way.

No such luck with the Sussexes. They not only view taxpayers-first as a lifestyle choice, they also have sort of junior-like immaturity. 

The last word is that old pops, Prince Chales is paying for their security, Which at their ages, is kind of embarrassing. Seems, they're always going to be dependent on someone. Which in the end, would explain their amazing hostility toward President Trump.

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