Five things you need to know about Meghan’s female bodyguard

2018-10-24 16:18
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, rushed to her car amids

Cape Town - On day nine of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Commonwealth tour, Meghan’s female bodyguard rushed her out of a marketplace in Fiji after only six minutes of what should have been a 20-minute engagement, Channel24 reported.

But who is the woman being tasked with protecting her royal highness?

Here’s what we know so far:

1. She replaced Prince Harry’s former head of security.

The female police officer, who can't be named for security reasons, has the rank of an inspector and replaced Sergeant Bill Renshaw, Harry’s former head of security, who retired earlier this year after 30 years in the police force.

2. She’s been at Meghan’s side for quite a while now.

The security officer has been working for the couple for a few months already and will be at Meghan’s side during the 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, the Daily Mail writes.

3. She goes unnoticed.

Since the start of the tour the bodyguard has been seen donning the appropriate attire for every engagement the royals have attended. From casual pants at Australia’s Bondi beach to camel-coloured flats at Suva marketplace in Fiji, this officer really knows how to blend in.

4. Royal style.

This officer follows strict royal style protocol and also artfully styles her blonde locks in various ways to suit the event she’s attending while keeping her hair out of her face.

5. She isn’t the first female security guard the royals have had.

Many senior female members of the royal family are accompanied by female security guards, including Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, who’s had a female bodyguard with her since marrying Prince William in 2011, Express reports.

Sources: Mirror, Daily Mail, Express, Hello!

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