Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon be flying to Europe. If they leave the United States, however, it is not to go to England… but to the Netherlands. In a few days, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be in The Hague to attend the Invictus Games, a sporting event created by Prince Harry in 2014 which highlights wounded soldiers and veterans of wars as well as people suffering from a disability. For this trip, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be able to count on impressive security since they have received VVIP status (above that of VIP) from the Dutch police, who still think that he there is “no credible threat” to the couple. When they come, the parents of Archie and Lilibet will be accompanied by a private security team but will also be protected by the police, as reported by the Mirror.
The Duke and Duchess’ private security team liaised with the Dutch authorities and secured a “high-level multi-agency protection package” for the couple for the duration of their trip. Through it, they will benefit from direct links to all law enforcement and emergency services, as well as “detailed extraction processes” in the event of a “personal or larger scale terrorist attack”. . Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also said to have completed a ‘hostile environment’ training course organized by their security team. The Duchess should only stay “a few days” there, while her husband will be in the Netherlands for the duration of the Games. And for the moment, no visit to his family is planned…
Prince Harry ‘inherited a security risk at birth’
If he does not intend to go to the United Kingdom, it is because he fears for his safety. A few weeks ago, he asked to be able to benefit from police protection, which he would pay for out of pocket, when he came. The Duke of Sussex would like to take his children to his native country, but he and his family “cannot return home”, because it is too dangerous, as a legal representative declared, citing in particular “extremist and neo-Nazi threats”. “. “Prince Harry inherited a lifelong security risk at birth. He remains sixth in line to the throne, has served two combat missions in Afghanistan and in recent years his family has been subject to extremist and neo-Nazi threats,” read a statement. A government spokesman said the system surrounding the protection of personalities was “rigorous and proportionate”.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © Backgrid USA