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

Afouda Fortune
Feb 04, 2020
10:00 P.M.
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Prince Harry and Meghan’s Scotland Yard protection officers are reportedly voicing out their concerns as they run errands for the couple.

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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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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