The Sun: Harry & Meghan's Scotland Yard Protection Officers Say They're Running Errands for the Couple

Prince Harry and Meghan’s Scotland Yard protection officers are reportedly voicing out their concerns as they run errands for the couple. 

Since exiting the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan have relocated to Canada and have been surrounded by protection officers around the clock to keep them safe.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Now, the protection officers have come out to voice their concerns about the way the royal couples are treating them.

According to a report by The Sun, the couple’s security officers disclosed that they are being treated like “skivvies” and are made to run menial errands for them.

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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA

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Apart from working overtime for two weeks at a time, the officers have been spotted going grocery shopping and picking up takeaways. A royal security source revealed to the publication:

“While the guys are happy to be out there doing the jobs, there is a feeling they are carrying out menial tasks, like picking up takeaways and groceries.”

Witnesses recall that the bodyguards have been seen picking up orders from the fast-food outlet Tim Hortons and buying food from an organic grocery shop said to be Meghan’s favorite.

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.  And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images

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Aside from the menial jobs, the security officials are reportedly racking up costs on flights, cars, and wages.

A local source disclosed that the team of bodyguards “have a fleet of cars, which must have been hired locally – all Range Rovers, Land Rovers, and SUVs.”

As revealed by ABC 14 News, a total of 15 guards were flown from to Canada to guard the couple and their son Archie in their secluded mansion. 

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Happy Heritage Day South Africa! 🇿🇦 • Today we are celebrating the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. The Duke and Duchess are so happy to have been invited to the festivities in Bo Kaap today, and were overwhelmed by the amazing welcome. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ photos PA images / SussexRoyal

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It is believed that the highly-trained security officers earn up to about £100,000 per year. The confessions from the security officials come after it was reported that there had been an ongoing battle over who will pay the Sussexes’ security bill. 

According to the Daily Mail, the duke and duchess’ security bill is estimated to cost both Candian and Britain taxpayers between £3million and £6million a year.

Nevertheless, The Telegraph notes that Prince Harry and Meghan offered to reimburse taxpayers for their security bill once they become commercial and their non-royal business yield profit.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to Sussex in Chichester, United Kingdom | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to Sussex in Chichester, United Kingdom | Photo: Getty Images

Despite all the drama associated with the Sussexes’ exit, royal fashion expert, Anthony McGrath revealed to Business Insider that the Queen had changed her dressing to reflect a “mournful mood” for her grandson and his family.

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