It shouldn’t come as a shock that defending Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, wasn’t precisely a straightforward feat — and price an estimated $40 million. And now that Meghan is formally a member of the British royal household, she’s going to proceed to have particular safety remedy.
“Since her relationship with Prince Harry went public, she has been under full protection,” royal police knowledgeable Chris Jagger tells Us Weekly. “To be forever in the public eye with very limited privacy isn’t a life suited to all. But as I understand it, both Meghan and Harry spent a significant period of time discussing and exploring whether or not this was the sort of life she wanted. She is surrounded by wise advisers who will help her make the transition from her old life into her new one.”
The Escorting the Monarch writer says the Suits alum doubtless gained’t have to vary her telephone quantity and can obtain “various different types of security advice.” She could have 24/7 safety, even when she goes procuring or goes to a restaurant.
“The British style of security is relatively low-key though, with her protection officers especially trained to blend in to all sorts of environments,” Jagger notes. “Whilst on official public duties with Prince Harry, she will receive a high security escort provided by the elite Special Escort Group — a motorcycle escort team that will lead her motorcade through London, elegantly weaving through traffic like a flock of swans.”
Meghan (née Markle) may also drive solo if she’d like, however she should obtain particular coaching and a police escort. The knowledgeable factors out that many members of the royal household drive alone, however “most of them tend to accept and benefit from the services of a royal chauffeur” because of their hectic schedules.
Jagger — who has labored for the British authorities, United Nations and NATO, along with being the son of a retired officer from the Metropolitan Police Service’s SEG — tells Us that the previous actress’ mom, Doria Ragland, and father, Thomas Markle, may also be supplied along with her personal safety ought to they attend occasions with their daughter. Otherwise, the divorced couple might want to pay for their very own personal groups.
The author tells Us that safety planning for the royal wedding ceremony began earlier than Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, even introduced their engagement and continued to extend within the last months main as much as the large day. He says members of the general public who had scored coveted viewing spots inside the grounds of the fortress needed to “pass through a basic airport-style level of security through controlled access points.”
Jagger additionally notes that cops tried to “win over the support of the crowds,” which he says are the “most likely ones to spot something suspicious.” He explains that at one level, two officers even led a “massive Mexican wave” with 1000’s of royal watchers.
With reporting by Marc Lupo.
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