EDITORIAL – Yes, we should be willing to pay for Royal couple’s security

Gates at Buckingham Palace. (Image: Mel Rothenburger)

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

‘PRINCE HARRY, Meghan and Archie are getting a rather lukewarm response to their plans to move to Canada part-time.

The alleged crisis within the Royal Family over their decision has been big news these past few days.

One of the crucial questions is, who will pay for their security? Should Canada be saddled with forking over for their protection while they’re in this country?

In a word, yes, and here’s why.

Either we’re a constitutional monarchy or we aren’t.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at

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1 Comment on EDITORIAL – Yes, we should be willing to pay for Royal couple’s security

  1. “…and here is why.” Where is why? Not much of a compelling argument thus far dear MR.

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