Royal expert reveals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s sad reality

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left royal fans in shock when they announced they were stepping back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.

After stepping back from life within The Firm and vowing to become financially independent, the pair jetted across the pond to begin a new life in Los Angeles with their one-year-old son, Archie.

In light of the pair’s desire to lead a private lifestyle the States, a royal expert has claimed Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will never get the levels of privacy they desire.

The Duke of Sussex, who is sixth in line to the British throne, openly slammed the press over recent months, dubbing the media a “powerful force” and last year announced, “I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum.”

But ex-royal protection officer Simon Morgan said there is only so much their security team will be able to do in California.

On US Weekly podcast Royally Us, he was asked, "Do you think that Meghan and Harry will ever get the privacy that they so wish to get?"

Revealing the unfortunate reality for the Sussex family, Simon said, “Sadly no, and I think a lot of it will depend on how they actually engage with people in terms of the ordinary person in the street.

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“People of wealth, visibility and status, the protection team has to allow them to live their normal lives, or the lives that they choose.

“You as the protection team have to mitigate all of those risks to allow them to achieve that,” he added.

“It would be very easy to just say, don't ever go out, don't ever speak to anyone and we will put them behind the wire and we will protect you.

"That's not how people wish to live, so the work is always on the protection team. The work is always on them to deliver a protection package that allows them to lead that lifestyle, but ultimately you just have to mitigate the risks.

"They can lead that lifestyle, but the protection team really has to bring their A-game and they have to mitigate all the risks that go with it.”

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.