Last July, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bought a mansion in Montecito, California, for more than $ 14 million. Now the Dukes of Sussex live in it with their one-year-old son Archie and are preparing for their daughter’s birth.
According to official figures, in the few months of the couple’s life in the house, the police came to them nine times. The Santa Barbara sheriff’s office confirmed this information. They noted that the police received phone calls and went to the scene after the alarm was triggered.
It is noted that police came to the couple’s home four times in July last year – shortly after Meghan and Harry moved to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles, where they lived in a rented mansion.
On Christmas Eve, at the house of 39-year-old Megan and 36-year-old Harry, the police received a new call after a stranger illegally entered their territory. It turned out to be 37-year-old Nicholas Brooks, who was sent to prison on charges of illegal entry into foreign territory and then was released. The last call was recorded on February 16 and was marked as “alarm activation”.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Sussex’s Dukes revealed that they fear for their safety after they stepped down from their royal powers. Prince Harry noted that he never thought that after “Megsit”, it would no longer be guarded by the British security service, which the UK taxpayers fund.
I have been in this position since birth. I inherited this risk. So it was a shock to me, he said.
Now the spouses pay for the services of bodyguards out of their own pockets.