Prince William Is Right to Worry About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Safety

Prince Harry is a bit of a fish out of water these days. The former senior member of the royal family is lying low in California with his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and their son, Archie Harrison.

The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily sidelined any business plans that the family had, so they have likely been spending their time getting to know their new neighborhood and getting lots of quality family time in. Still, amongst reports that Prince Harry isn’t doing very well in LA, a brand-new report recently emerged, revealing that Prince Harry’s older brother, Prince William, is concerned about his safety.

As it turns out, Prince William’s fears are very valid. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wanted more privacy

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At the beginning of their relationship, everyone wanted to know the details surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan’s romance. Still, it didn’t take long before the public realized the couple didn’t exactly welcome the spotlight, in spite of Meghan’s history as a Hollywood actress.

They made a conscious decision to raise their son, Archie Harrison, well away from the media spotlight, and chose to keep his baptism a private affair. The new parents even decided to keep the name of his godparents a closely guarded secret, a stunning break with royal tradition.

In addition, Prince Harry and Meghan separated their household from that of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William’s indicating that they wanted to do things their way — regardless of what the public and press thought about it.

The two received a lot of backlash over their relentless demands for privacy, but they didn’t back down. Ultimately, their need to keep much of their lives from public view could have contributed to the massive dip in popularity that they have suffered over the past year. 

Prince Harry and Meghan recently settled in LA

In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan posted an astonishing message to their Instagram account. They revealed that they wanted to retire as senior members of the royal family and to branch out on their own, pursuing their own business ventures and creating their own charitable organization.

Many royal watchers believed that their decision was at least partially due to their desire for more privacy, and there was speculation that the two would slowly begin to disappear from the public view.

However, Prince Harry and Meghan surprised many when they moved to LA, widely known as the center of Hollywood’s elite and a hotbed for photographers, journalists, and other media. It was a contradiction, to say the least. 

The royal couple might not be completely safe in LA

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | VICTORIA JONES/AFP via Getty Images

Us Weekly reported that Prince William has been having concerns about Prince Harry’s safety in LA. According to a royal insider: “William’s advised Harry to return to London or move elsewhere, somewhere safer. He’s concerned about his brother’s well-being and safety.”

While the elder royal’s fears could be attributed to normal anxiety, a more recent report could validate his concerns. According to this latest report, not only will Prince Harry and Meghan not get the privacy that they want while living in LA, but there could be very real safety issues, as well.

A former royal protection officer said: “The more you withdraw, the more people want to know what you’re up to. There just becomes that fascination. The whole nature of that kind of environment is 24/7. It’s constant, you know? So I think, yeah — from a protection perspective, you know, it’s not an ideal choice.”

While it is certain that Prince Harry and Meghan hired a top-notch security team, it is clear that they will have to practice extra vigilance during their tenure in LA.