Royal protection officers warn Meghan NOT to close car door

Royal protection officers warn Meghan NOT to close car door when she arrives at functions – in case it stops her getting back in if she is attacked

  • Royal protections officers fear Meghan might not be able to get back into her car quickly enough, The Sun on Sunday has revealed 
  • Previously she was spotted closing the door at London’s Royal Academy of Arts  
  • Month later in Auckland, New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex left the door open 

Meghan Markle has been warned by royal protection officers that she should stop closing her own car doors due to the threat of attacks, The Sun on Sunday has reported.

While the Duchess of Sussex has been sighted on a number of occasions closing her own doors, Palace officials have now raised concerns for her safety.

According to the newspaper, protections officers fear that Meghan, 37, might not be able to get back into her car swiftly in the event of an emergency as the car has self-locking doors.

During her first solo public appearance since becoming a royal at the London’s Royal Academy of Arts last September, Meghan Markle was spotted closing the door 

According to The Sun on Sunday, royal protection officers have asked the Duchess of Sussex to stop closing the door

Previously, during her first solo public appearance since becoming a royal at the London’s Royal Academy of Arts last September, Meghan Markle was spotted closing the door of her car herself.

As the Duchess of Sussex stepped out of the car and shut the door behind her, many avid watchers took to the internet to comment on her ‘humble’ and ‘down to earth’ attitude.  

However, a month later, during a visit to Auckland, New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex was seen leaving the car door open.     


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A source told The Sun on Sunday: ‘Although having a car door closed might seem like a trivial thing, it could be the difference.

‘God forbid if anything did go wrong arriving at a royal engagement, but security need to be able to get them back into cars in seconds if needs be.

A month later, during a visit to Auckland, New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex was seen leaving the car door open

The Duchess of Sussex greeting fans during her visit to Auckland, New Zealand, last year

‘If they’re closed and locked, it’s impossible.’ 

The new security measures come after the Duke of Edinburgh’s recent car accident.

The accident saw 97-year-old Prince Phillip’s Land Rover overturn in a crash near Sandringham.

Kensington Palace declined to comment.

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