“They are incredibly at risk now, the negative publicity and being in a foreign country.”
Ateh said: “I think we owe it to them. The British people have a huge heart of compassion,” but Piers interjected: “Hearts are not going to extend to hundreds of millions of pounds.”
As for what the overall viewer reaction was, it was rather divided regardless of the poll result.
One said: “Trouble is… Everyone would be devastated if they were harmed in any way due to lack of protection &I’d hate it! So yes -I wouldn’t mind contributing via tax at all: I like our Royals and I know Harry and Meghan made their decision to leave but he is still Prince Harry!”
“Protecting Harry, Meghan and Archie is as much about protecting the Queen and the Royal Family as it is those three. Without proper protection they’re targets kidnapping and ransom demands,” a viewer commented.
However, another added: “They don’t want the ‘royal’ job or live in the UK so it’s a no from me.”
“If they want to go their own way including financial independence then that includes paying their own way including protection so that will be a NO from me,” someone else remarked.
Good Morning Britain airs weekday mornings at 6am on ITV.