Kensington Palace is sparing no expense when it comes to the safety and security of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. With only a few months to go until the royal wedding, a former bodyguard of Princess Diana revealed exactly what security measures will be in place come May 19 – and they don’t come cheap.
According to AOL, former security officer Ken Wharfe explained how police are going to great lengths to make sure Harry and Markle are safe on their big day. Given how insanely popular the wedding will be, the cost for such an endeavor is fairly high. But that is not a concern for the royal family, who are sparing no expense on the security front.
“This operation will be only too aware of how important it is to make sure that no stone is left unturned, and you know, one talks in this day of austerity of finance,” Wharfe shared, adding that authorities are not concerned about money.
Harry and Markle are scheduled to exchange vows on May 19. The ceremony is set to take place in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Although police will be on their toes during the ceremony, the couple recently experienced a scare at their residence in Kensington Palace.
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An unknown person sent Harry and Markle a letter that allegedly contained anthrax. The envelope was immediately turned over to police, who determined that the white substance was not anything dangerous.
The contents of the letter have not been released, though it is believed to have been racially motivated. Fortunately, the letter never made it into the hands of Markle. The package was delivered to St. James’ Palace, which is the official sorting location for all the royal family’s mail. Officials at St. James’ Palace caught the letter before it went out for deliver.
Wharfe also addressed the anthrax scare and believes that it put everyone on guard ahead of the ceremony. Wharfe explained how all of the members of the security team will be on their toes during the wedding, especially considering the high-profile nature of the event.
Despite the threats, Wharfe believes the authorities have everything they need to keep Harry and Markle safe without taking anything away from the wedding.
While Wharfe expects things will run smoothly, he does think there will be a few protests along the way. This is especially true when it comes to Republicans in the country, many of whom are not happy about having to go through another royal wedding.
We can only hope that the protests are peaceful and that Harry and Markle can celebrate their marriage without having to worry about being unsafe.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have not addressed the security concerns surrounding their wedding. No arrests have been made in relation to the fake anthrax letter.