(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prince Harry has arrived in Canada where he and his wife, Meghan, plan to start their new life outside of the royal family.
Photographs showed the Duke of Sussex stepping off a WestJet plane at Vancouver international airport, flanked by security guards, and getting straight into a waiting car on the tarmac.
Harry will be reunited with his wife and their eight-month-old son, Archie, for the first time since it was announced the couple would give up their royal titles, repay the £2.4m it cost the public to refurbish their Windsor home and stop receiving money from the state-funded sovereign grant.
Speaking at a private dinner in London for his charity Sentebale on Sunday, Harry said he had not taken the decision to give up his official royal duties lightly, but there was “no other option”.
“What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you,” he said. “Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth, and my military associations without public funding. Unfortunately that wasn’t possible.”