Police have been called nine times to the southern California home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in so many months, she was released Thursday – after the couple stated security concerns during her bomb interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Since the couple moved into their Montecito home with 1-year-old Archie in July 2020, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has responded to listed calls such as phone calls, alarm activations and property crimes, the Telegraph said, Citing data obtained under the laws of Freedom of Information.
Police were called to his mansion four times that month during the early hours of the morning after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved from Los Angeles, where they had lived temporarily after leaving Canada early. the pandemic.
One call was listed as a telephone request while others were labeled “alarm activation,” according to the magazine.
An August request was listed as a “Priority Misc Incident,” while there was another alarm in November.
At 16:13 pm on Christmas Eve, deputies were called after a man allegedly trespassed on the property, according to the data.
A 37-year-old man has been jailed for a charge of transgression and later released, the sheriff’s office said.
On Dec. 26, police were called to 2:54 p.m., which was listed under “Property Crimes.”
The most recent call – listed as an alarm activation – was at 2:21 a.m. on Feb. 16, according to the report.
Representatives for Sussex declined to comment to the Guardian and a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office declined to provide details on the calls.
During the meeting with Oprah, Harry described the couple’s decision to leave Canada for the United States.
“The biggest concern was while we were in Canada, at someone else’s house, I was told a short time later that security was about to be shut down. At this point, courtesy of the Daily Mail, the world knew our exact situation, ”he said.
“So suddenly it happened to me -‘ Wait a second, the borders could be closed, we’re going to shut down our security, who knows how long the lockdown will be, the world knows where we are, it’s not safe, it’s not safe , we should probably get out of here, ”Harry added.
Markle revealed during the account of everything she had written letters begging the royal family not to take away her husband’s personal protection, warning him that he was facing death threats.
He also complained that depriving Archie of a title had endangered his security.
The protection of the Sussexes was withdrawn after his resignation from royal duties.
The couple was blamed as “arrogant” for assuming they maintained real security after fleeing the UK – which would have cost taxpayers an estimated $ 5.5 million each year, according to the chief superintendent in pension Dai Davies, who headed the UK’s royalty protection unit.
“It shows you his ingenuity and his sense of entitlement,” Davies said said the Daily Mail. “It was just arrogant to assume that they and their child would be protected.”
Harry admitted that he “never thought” he would remove his security detail when the couple broke away from the monarchy.
“I was born in this position. I inherited the risk. So it was a shock to me, ”he said.