AS Harry and Meghan have now left Canada and moved to Los Angeles, where private armed security teams are allowed, now is the time for the tax funded Royal Protection Officers to leave them to make their own self-funded security arrangements.

They are plainly intent upon making money in the commercial world, which is fair enough and accordingly shouldn’t leech, for that is what they are doing, on a country they have left which has more urgent requirements than providing bodyguards to a minor Hollywood celebrity and her family.

It may sound harsh but in reality after the end of March this is the family unit which Meghan, Harry and Archie have become.

Ian Thompson, Spennymoor.