The Duchess’s life is not always easy. Before joining the royal family of England, and getting the ring on Harry’s finger, Meghan Markle trained … very sporty. Indeed, to ensure the safety of Prince William’s sister-in-law, Buckingham Palace organized a false kidnapping. For this very special exercise, the former Suits actress had to put herself in the victim’s shoes: the goal was for her to know how to act if the scenario ever really happened.
In the new biography devoted to the husbands of Sussex, called Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, unveiled on August 11, authors Omid Scobbie and Carolyn Durand explain that “Meghan took part in a kidnapping scene, during which she was tied to the back of a car by a ‘terrorist’, taken to another location “. Then, all’s well that ends well. She was “saved by officers who used fake weapons (those of actors in Hollywood films) for more realism”.
Meghan Markle threatened
The royal family, very exposed to the public and potentially in danger, must follow such training. Kate Middleton, too, underwent similar training after her marriage to Prince William. If Meghan Markle did it earlier than expected, it is above all because she had received “a large number of threats” since the formalization of her relationship with the grandson of Elizabeth II.
Life in the royal family was too complicated for Meghan Markle, who wanted to move away. Moreover, her husband announced that he had reimbursed the work of Frogmore Cottage: he owes nothing more to his relatives. Now, Archie’s parents live far from the Crown and are on the verge of completing several projects.
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