Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after less than a year on the job

Share

Pregnant Meghan is ushered out of Suva Municipal Market in Fiji - just seven minutes after arriving.

The female police officer has never been named for security reasons, but she was the bodyguard who was photographed leaping into action during a security scare in Fiji during the couple's royal tour a year ago.

She's leaving just weeks before Meghan and Harry move out of their London home and Relocate to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor to raise their first child.

A source at Scotland Yard reportedly said: 'Unlike someone who has grown up in the Royal Family and has been used to close protection from an early age, having it can be quite constraining. There was reportedly no conflict between the security officer and Markle, but it is said to be hard to accommodate the Duchess' requests to be seen as "one of the people".

'Even though she was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely.

Canada: Deadly double-decker bus crash in capital Ottawa
She said Ottawa police's collision investigation unit remains on the scene as it continues its examination of the collision. Amy Gagnon says officers worked through the night and identified the three victims and contacted their families.

Meghan's bodyguard, who is thought to hold the rank of inspector, had replaced Sgt Bill Renshaw, Harry's long-standing head of security.

The bodyguard's departure marks the third close aide to the Sussex team to leave since the royal wedding last May.

The resignation of the Scotland Yard inspector follows the departure of Meghan's personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, who left Kensington Palace previous year after six months in the role. While the focus was firmly on Meghan's exciting new role within the royal family, it's also being reported that Kate Middleton and Prince William had a private engagement of their own to attend.

Do you care what Meghan's relations do?

Share