entertainment
Sunday Apr 17 2022
By
Web Desk

Prince Harry sports five bodyguards at Invictus Games amid UK security row

By
Web Desk

File Footage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seen flanked by five bodyguards as they made their way to the second day of the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.

According to The Daily Star, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen with a total of five security guards after it was reported that they would be provided with ‘VVIP’ status by the Dutch police.

Despite the VVIP status, Harry and Meghan were denied the permission to have their guards carry firearms and so, their security personnel appeared unarmed as they escorted the couple to the event.

The publication also reported that Prince Harry and Meghan were “being guarded by a high-level multi-agency protection programme” for their trip.

The couple’s visit to the Netherlands comes as Prince Harry is embroiled in a legal battle with the UK Home Office after he was stripped of his armed security service upon his withdrawal from the royal family.