Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may never be able to achieve the truly private lifestyle they want, at least not while living in Los Angeles. Harry and Meghan are currently living in the city of angels with their nearly 13-month old son Archie after briefly residing in Canada for a time.
However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dealing with the relentless Los Angeles paparazzi since they’ve settled in at Tyler Perry’s mansion in the Hollywood Hills.
In fact, Harry and Meghan has reported several incidents in which drones have invaded their property, as well as at least one instance of being chased in their car by the paparazzi.
Well, now a former royal protection officer has come out with some thoughts on the matter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s quest for privacy in Los Angeles.
Simon Morgan recently spoke with Us Weekly about the matter, saying: “I think a lot of it will depend on how they actually engage with people, both in terms of the ordinary person in the streets and the media, and how much access they allow with that.”
Morgan continued: “The more you withdraw, the more people want to know what you’re up to. There just becomes that fascination.” So it seems that the more Prince Harry and Meghan Markle try to avoid the press, the more they may encourage it to pursue them. That’s bound to be frustrating.
“Harry, you know, he is still a senior member of the British Royal Family,” Morgan said. “Both in terms of bloodline and position, or maybe not entitled at the moment. So therefore, there is still a fascination around that, certainly with the duchess, you know. If she does go back to work in that particular sector, there will always be an interest in what she’s doing, because it would be part and parcel of the very nature of what she’s doing.”
The former Royal security expert also said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s security team will have quite a job ahead of them as they navigate life in Los Angeles, and he said that he was surprised to see Harry and Meghan leave the UK, because it was a “secure environment in which they had a regular routine and a footprint.”
Morgan said: “But then, you know, to make the move to LA kind of puts you very much in the spotlight,” and he referred to Los Angeles as a “constant” and “24/7” type of environment. “So, I think, yeah, from a protection perspective, you know, it’s not an ideal choice, but there again, you know, people want to lead their lives and the protection team just have to work around that.”
At any rate, one wonders whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will opt to stay in Los Angeles over time, given the difficulties inherent in living in such a paparazzi-rich city. Will Harry and Meghan be able to withstand the LA lifestyle and all it entails? Keep on reading CDL for all your British royals updates and news.