Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘protected by £7k-a-day guards who look after A-listers like Tom Hanks and Jeff Bezos’ – The Sun
PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly being protected by £7,000-a-day security guards who work for Hollywood A-lister Tom Hanks.
The Royal couple and their son Archie, one, are being watched over by a crack team assigned by Ronald Regan's former security chief, Gavin de Becker.
It comes after the Met Police refused to let Meghan and Harry privately pay for their existing London-based protection detail.
De Becker, 65, heads up firm GDBA, which boasts of helping the CIA and FBI. Previous clients include Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence, Madonna, Cher and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: "Harry and Meghan have full confidence in de Becker's firm and they come highly recommended.
"They're the biggest security firm in LA and by far the most respected.
"They aren't cheap, but if you want the best, you have to pay for it."
De Becker is friends with Oprah Winfrey, a friend of Meghan's.
His firm provides a range of security services, with some guards receiving 'active shooter prevention training' to protect clients against armed intruders.
It is reported that LA firm is based in a secret warehouse which can only be accessed via a hidden door.
The company even runs a private suite at LAX Airport for VIPs and celebrities.
De Becker is the inspiration for Twin Peaks character Albert Rosenfield.
Actor Miguel Ferrer said he based the FBI agent character on de Becker.
The security official also funded the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Hotline.
Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, stepped down as senior royals on March 31.
Their Met Police security detail ended in April.
But as the Sun reported exclusively yesterday, the couple wanted to keep some of their Scotland Yard bodyguards and even offered to hire them privately.
The Met Police rejected an official deal as “unworkable” but it is not known if any of the cops quit to accept the offer.
The couple and Archie are living at actor Tyler Perry’s £15million mansion in Beverly Hills.
A source revealed: “During the ‘Megxit’ talks, Harry and Meghan said they were keen to keep their royal protection Met cops and offered to pay the Met to have them.
“This was rejected by the Met as unworkable.
“Harry and Meghan then explored other ways of keeping at least one or two of the Met cops – offering to pay them privately.”
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