Police have been called to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s California home nine times in as many months, after the couple expressed concern about the decision to strip them of round-the-clock police protection.
Since the couple moved into the property in Montecito, Santa Barbara, last July, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has responded to calls listed as phone requests, alarm activations and property crimes.
The data, obtained under Freedom of Information laws, was released after the couple shared their security fears in their television interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan, 39, revealed she had written letters pleading with the royal family not to take away her husband’s personal protection officers, warning he was facing death threats.
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She complained that depriving their son, Archie, of a title had put his safety at risk and said there had been “no explanation” for the decision.
UK police protection for the Sussexes was withdrawn after they had stepped down from royal duties, following a meeting of the Government body in charge of overseeing Royal and VIP protection.
The Prince of Wales then refused to foot the bill out of his own pocket.
He said: “I was born into this position. I…