The police have officially asked for more money to pay for 24 hour security for Prince Harry and Meghan’s new country home it has been reported.
Armed officers are carrying out patrols around the £1.4million farmhouse property in the Cotswolds, and high-tech cameras and sensor equipment have also been placed around their new getaway.
The estate is 4,000 acres in Oxfordshire and it does not come under a “royal residence”, therefore it does not receive the extra funding for protection that a royal residence would usually be entitled to.
The Thames Valley Police have been footing the bill for the extra security for the building, which is a 18th century farmhouse, also stating they have had to cope with two royal weddings this year.
A spokesmen for Thames Valley said: ‘There is a way of paying for that and we will be recompensed. We have a large number of VVIPs living in the Thames Valley area, from ex-prime ministers to others. We get a special allowance for doing that.’
A local commented: ‘All I know is Harry is buying in the area. I wouldn’t want to say anything more than that.’