Prince Harry, Meghan Markle get Obama’s security guards at Invictus

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a special security entourage for the Invictus Games
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a special security entourage for the Invictus Games

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a special security entourage for the Invictus Games and according to reports, one of their security guards previously worked for former US president Barack Obama.

Harry and Meghan reportedly have five bodyguards to protect them during their week-long trip to the Netherlands for a sporting event, and have been granted ‘VVIP’ status protection from the Dutch government.

Part of this team of security guards is former Secret Service agent Christopher Sanchez, Sun reported.

Sanchez is reported to have served both Obama and another former US president, George W Bush, for a total of five years.

Prior to becoming part of the Secret Service, Sanchez had spent 21 years in national security and now works for two well-known US companies.

Sun added that it was unclear whether Prince Harry and Meghan paid for Sanchez’s services and whether he was recommended to them by the Obama family.

Meanwhile, Daily Star reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not given permission to ask their guards to carry firearms, so their security personnel appeared unarmed.

The publication also reports that Prince Harry and Meghan are “guarded by a high-level multi-agency protection program” for their trip.

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