Royal security concerned about Meghan Markle protection asked her not to shut her car door, and why she and Kate Middleton won’t wear seatbelts


Meghan Markle was seen closing her own car door back in September last year, just like the plebeians, but royal security officers are against it for a serious practical reason: her safety.

A new report claims that for Meghan Markle protection, she has been warned by the royal family security protection officer not to close her car door behind her in case of an attack after she and/or Prince Harry because vehicles royals travel in have self-locking doors.

“Meghan and Harry like to meet the public as much as possible and make contact with the crowds that come to see them. And although having a car door closed might seem like a trivial thing, it could be the difference [in life or death],” a source told The Sun on Sunday.

“God forbid if anything did go wrong arriving at a royal engagement, but the royal family security officers need to be able to get them back into cars in seconds if and when needed, and if the doors are closed and locked, it’s impossible.”

A former royal protection officer also revealed to Hello magazine why Meghan Markle and fellow duchess Kate Middleton are often seen without seatbelts: It’s usually to avoid wrinkling their clothes.

“What is significant about this event or situation?” Simon Morgan said. “Protection is a very unique area of policing and there are a lot of grey areas, but you are always judging each situation to weigh up the risks and threats with the outcomes you are trying to achieve.” He added, “Sometimes royals aren’t strapped in for their own safety, for example, if they might need to make a quick escape in an emergency.”

ecurity is something that Meghan and Harry take seriously, and nowadays you can see them complying with their security team and not closing the doors of the car.

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