Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went on a joint trip to Europe for the first time in two years. This week, the couple came to the Netherlands for the opening of the Invictus Games, an international competition for former and active servicemen, wounded or disabled in the service.
It is known that the Dutch authorities have awarded the Duke and Duchess of Sussex VIP status. The couple received protection from the country’s officials and appeared at the official event with their own team of bodyguards. The couple was also provided with a detailed evacuation plan in case of a terrorist attack.
“The authorities have assured Harry and Meghan that there is no real threat to their safety. This is the opinion of the Dutch authorities and other agencies across the continent. The couple also took a training course in a “hostile environment” organized by their private security service,” the Dutch security service said.
It is worth noting that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also asked for the return of state protection to them in the UK. The grandson of Elizabeth II declared his readiness to take on all expenses, but he was refused. This is one of the reasons why he postponed a visit to the royal family.