President Harry will ‘understand’ his new A-list bodyguards’ protocol thanks to his royal upbringing and military background, the security expert has announced – but Meghan has to ‘stay on the borders’.
- Some security teams hired ‘secret service for celebrities’.
- They are expected to pay an eye-watering £ 7,000 a day for their protection
- The celebrity security expert said Harry would be used in the bodyguard protocol
- Meghan Markle added she had to stay within the ‘boundaries’ of the team’s sets
Prince Harry will familiarize himself with the demands of his new ‘£ 7,000-a-day’ personal security team thanks to his upbringing and military training, a bodybuilder explained.
Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, who live in Tyler Perry’s Hollywood mansion in Los Angeles with their son Archie, enlisted the services of a firm also used by an A- listers, including Jeff Bezos and Tom Hanks.
The team watching the royal in LA is believed to have been handpicked by Gavin de Becker, 65 – a former security chief for President Ronald Reagan. De Becker’s team is thought to be working to protect Perry’s eight bedrooms.
Speaking to The Times today, fellow security expert Will Geddes, who is a London-based musician, businessman, caretaker, explained that he was aware of officials of de Becker with little issues with Harry – but Meghan needs to be aware of the boundaries.
Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, who live in Tyler Perry’s Hollywood mansion in Los Angeles with their son Archie, enlisted the services of a firm also used by an A- listers, including Jeff Bezos and Tom Hanks. Photo, the couple in London in March
He said: ‘I do not protect Harry, but I have beaten him. She was very attractive and beautiful, and as a former military she would understand and accept certain protocols and would respect one another.
‘What you don’t want is Meghan – whom I don’t know – asking her boys to get her rice milk from Whole Foods down the road. As long as the boundaries are stuck, there should be no problems. ‘
GD Becker’s GDBA firm says it protects thousands of clients and boasts working with the CIA and the FBI. Michael J Fox once described the company as ‘a secret service for celebrities’.
An unnamed Hollywood insider told the newspaper: ‘De Becker is a publicist and is the bodyguard du jour. He was about to make security for all of Harry and Meghan’s famous celebrities, saying, “Oh, Gavin is the best”. ‘
But such care does not come from it. It is thought that Harry and Meghan will pay de Becker £ 7,000-a-day for security, or the equivalent of £ 2.5 million a year.
It’s unclear who is paying for the bill, though Sussex’s friends claimed last week that the couple would pay for protecting it out of their own pocket.
A security expert said Meghan needs to know the boundaries set by the security team. Photographed, Meghan was released from a Fijian market with her after police officer protection (left) and local security (right) after contact became a ‘security risk’
Friends also announced that the couple was protected by a private security team located in the Tyler Perry mansion in Los Angeles.
De Becker is thought to be close friends with Oprah Winfrey, the chat show host who is also a confidante of Meghan.
Harry and Meghan’s security has been the subject of much debate, after an insider told the Daily Mail last week that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could only start paying their £ 2.4 million bill for Frogmore Cottage if when Prince Charles agreed their astronomical security costs to the US.
However, a friend of the couple says Sussex will pay for any security measures outside their own pocket in the future.
According to anonymous sources, the couple did not ‘ask for any special treatment’ regarding their security situation, and ‘received nothing’.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live in the lavish Beverly Hills Hollywood-owned property owned by Tyler Perry, DailyMailTV exclusively