But surely, with the abdication of princely duties and obligations, and the relocation to another country, it is understandable that round-the-clock security and financial support should be withdrawn? I do not know, but very much doubt that when Edward ran off to marry Mrs. Simpson and live in France doing nothing, that he was still accorded a royal salary and round-the-clock security. I do not believe racism has anything with this part of the story. Yes, he was born into risk, with duties and obligations to perform for the public and his country. Toss all that aside and all the goodies go along with it. Had Harry chosen to marry a white American actress and live in California, I doubt the financial and security "penalty" would be any different.