Harry and Meghan ‘fear for Archie’s safety and will hire private security after drones take pics of son at LA home’ – The Sun

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly living in fear at their LA home after drones are claimed to flown over trying to take photos of them and their young son Archie.

The couple – who sensationally quit the Royals – reportedly now intend to hire their own private security team after the string of unnerving incidents at their mansion in Beverley Hills.

Sources have claimed the Harry and Meghan have seen drones flying as low as 20 feet over the property, reports The Daily Beast.

At least five drone-related incidents have reportedly been called-in to the LAPD's non-emergency line in the last month.

It is reported the couple spotted drones over the mansion, which is owned by their pal Tyler Perry, on May 9, 19, 20, 21 and 25.

The Sussexes have now told pals they will hire their own private security team using their own cash.

A friend said: "They are not asking for any special treatment, and have not received any."

Low flying drones are believed to be operated by paparazzi photographers, but are also being treated as potential terrorist threats.

The friend added: "They see these drones coming in at them, and they guess that they are being operated by photographers, but they can’t just assume that.

"Meghan received racist death threats at the time of her wedding, so the terror threat is very real for them.

"It’s like people forget they are real people. But this is a real family.

"They are not asking for any special treatment; they are just asking for the safety and security we all expect in our own homes to be respected."

An LAPD spokesman said a report of the May 20 incident read: “Unknown suspects were flying a drone in the area and they were last seen on Coldwater Canyon.”

A police report for the Memorial Day attack said that “a drone was flying over residences” and that it is “an ongoing drone issue.”

The most recent incident reportedly occurred while the couple were playing with Archie poolside.

It is illegal to fly a drone over people, or beyond your line of sight, unless you are a registered drone pilot.

Harry and Meghan are also allegedly being tailed by photographers in cars since they shipped out to LA.

A source said: "The reality is people are following and tailing them every day.

"They are trying not to let the aggressiveness get to them. Protecting their family is their top concern."

The couple are also reportedly unhappy about ongoing speculation about their security costs.

The issue blew up when President Donald Trump pledged to not support them with US taxpayer cash.

It is reported they are currently using security staff who came with the house.

But the most recent incidents have prompted them to stump up for their own dedicated team.

The were reports that Harry's dad Prince Charles was footing their security bill, but the source claimed this is untrue.

The latest security fears come after Harry and Meghan erected screens around the mansion after realizing that hikers could see inside.

Pictures showed workmen erecting the barriers outside their $18million LA home.

The lavish property is next to a popular hiking trail, which was reopened to the public on Saturday, May 9, following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

It is has a steep hill which previously allowed hikers to see directly onto the property where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are living with one-year-old son Archie.

The eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom Tuscan-style villa sits on 22 acres on the top of a hill in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Ridge Estates gated community.

It is believed that the mansion is only a temporary fix as the couple search for a new permanent residence.

Harry and Meghan are also believed to be hurt by suggestions that they have “invited” press intrusion into their lives by moving to Los Angeles – the home of the paparazzi.

Stars like Sharon Osbourne and Lindsay Lohan have questioned why they have moved to LA.

Lohan, interviewed on Sirius XM’s said: “Unless they own another, a different private beach. You can’t go to those beaches without being (photographed).”

Pals said the pair felt violated by a media “hunt” to find out and publicise where they were living, and by “wild speculation” about their security arrangements.

Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, have only been spotted a couple of times since their move to LA.

They volunteered for a local charity dropping off food to those who are at a high risk of catching coronavirus – as well as taking their beloved dogs out for a walk.

A source told the Mail Online: “Meghan and Harry have been extremely cautious to keep their base in LA under wraps.

“It has its own guarded gate and Tyler’s property has a gate of its own which is watched by their security team.

“They have been at this property for a month without anyone finding out.”

It comes after Prince Harry said life has "changed dramatically" for all of us during the coronavirus crisis as he marked what would have been the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games on Saturday.

The Duke of Sussex shared the video message on his Twitter account as he addressed fans from his new LA home.

Harry urged his "Invictus family" to look out for each other after the games were postponed as a result of the pandemic.

The Sun Online has contacted Sussex Royal for comment on the drones.



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