Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have hired a body guard firm formally used by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to help keep them safe as they step away from royal life, according to reports.
The former Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially stepped down from their roles as senior royals on 31 March and therefore have been on the hunt for new bodyguards, it has been claimed.
Harry, 35, and his wife Meghan, 38, are understood to have replaced their Scotland Yard bodyguards with a firm made up of former SAS soldiers.
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According to reports from Mail Online, the firm from which the couple chose have guarded A-listers including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Madonna and the Formula One millionaire family the Ecclestones.
It comes after Meghan and Harry found themselves on the receiving end of some criticism from US president Donald Trump about their security after the couple, who are parents to 10 month old Archie, reportedly moved from Canada to US, after leaving the UK.
As reports spread that the couple had flown to Los Angeles to permanently set up residence, Donald Trump, 73, tweeted: “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada.
“Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”
Meghan and Harry’s spokesperson appeared to confirm their move to Tinsel Town as they responded to Trump’s comments with: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the U.S. government for security resources.
“Privately funded security arrangements have been made.”
A source tipped The Sun about Harry and Meghan’s move to California as they said: “Harry and Meghan have left Canada now for good. The borders were closing and flights were stopping. They had to get out.
“But this move was planned for some time. They realised Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area.
“They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. Meghan has lots of friends there and, of course, her mum Doria.”
And it seems their security firm isn’t the only thing the couple have changed since their move the the US.
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Speaking on his talkRADIO show, Dan Wootton told of how the couple have also enlisted a new PR company in America, too.
Dan told his listeners: "There are some very interesting facts emerging just over the past couple of hours about their future relations with the Royal Family.
“Buckingham Palace or no other royal communications representatives including palace spokespeople or household representatives or royal sources will speak anymore on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“Instead they now have this PR company in the US which has previously represented people like Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein. They are now representing the couple.”
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