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Harry and Meghan latest news: Couple putting safety at risk by relying on private LA security firms, bodyguard claims

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are making a huge mistake by giving up their Brit police protection, Princess Diana’s former bodyguard is warning.

The couple are now using private security guards after leaving frontline royal duties in Britain and recently moving to Hollywood.

Ken Wharfe headed the 24-hour security operation that successfully shielded Princess Di from harm until just before she left “The Firm” and gave up her royal protection.

SAS-trained Ken, 68, said: “Harry and Meghan’s private security detail will not have the same access to international intelligence as the Yard did.

“Even though Harry and Meghan have stepped away from the royal family, he will always be seen as part of the institution by the British public, so urgent clarification of the assistance now being given to him – if any – by Scotland Yard is now needed."

Meanwhile, Meghan Markle is celebrating her 39th birthday in Los Angeles today following a whirlwind 12 months.

The Duchess of Sussex is ringing in the day in private after she moved to America with Prince Harry and their son Archie earlier this year.

The Queen, Kate Middleton and Prince William have all joined in the well-wishing today, sending Meghan birthday greetings on social media.

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