How much it costs for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to keep their family safe.
Among the dramatic revelations from this week’s Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was that the Royal family had cut them off financially, leaving them responsible for the significant cost of providing for their own security. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s annual security bill could easily reach $2 to $3 million for around-the-clock protection, according to four security experts interviewed by Forbes. A spokesperson for the royal couple declined to comment.
Where does all that money go? For starters they likely use a combination of guards and electronics to secure their Montecito mansion. But as any Hollywood celebrity will attest, the couple’s security needs extend well beyond the grounds of their 7.4-acre estate. They’ll need teams to scout out locations ahead of any planned visit and provide vehicles to escort them safely. Security experts likely monitor social media continuously, and stay in touch with local police, to identify threats, and possibly even employ decoys to throw the paparazzi off their trail.
“He has already gone through losing his mother due to lack of risk assessment in that situation,” said APA Celebrity Protection Group’s D-Teflon, the preferred moniker of the actor and producer who provided security for such celebrities as Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent and Kiefer Sutherland, referring to…