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Meghan Markle’s former bodyguard on what working with her was (really) like

Jan 08, 2023

Meghan Markle’s former bodyguard on what working with her was (really) like

Before Harry met Megan, she was an actress living in Toronto, you may have heard that this is when the role of our next guest is that her security protection changed drastically. study Mr. Davies, welcome to the show Good morning, thanks for having me, it's a pleasure to have you here, let's talk about

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that means, first of all, risk management for a person. it's a corporation High net worth individual anything that might cause them distress whether it's kidnapping, whether it's extortion, all of that stuff, so with Focus one group,

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we end up doing is a full threat assessment, risk assessment of threats to make them discover their lifestyle.

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they need and

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we can give them one of the most important things when you give high net worth people insecurity is to make it comfortable enough for them to wear but not too uncomfortable that they forget it and

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does that mean comfortable for them for you so if you come to work every day and everything else we turn to you and say you have to do this you have to do that Sid it's my turn to answer I'm not going to do that I don't want to do that's too much so we have to work with clients to make sure it's a good balance between

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they need and their lifestyle, so when did you come on the scene?
meghan markle s former bodyguard on what working with her was really like
Because as we were, we were talking just before we came here and there were windows of the relationship between Harry and Megan, obviously, when, you and your security? The team came on the scene and who was paying it well once the announcement was made that Harry and Megan were dating it all just took off and there was some buzz going on before the announcement and we had some paparazzi outside the house once the announcement was made advertisement. contact NBC Studios he called me and asked if she was available to provide security protection for Megan because things were getting out of hand.
meghan markle s former bodyguard on what working with her was really like
There were death threats. People were trying to get in. The paparazzi were trying to break into the studios and everything else. the announcement was made and it went from three paparazzi outside the house to 50 paparazzi and the satellite trucks and everything else so the whole neighborhood was disrupted you know it was a quiet neighborhood you could walk the dogs the cleaners would come in and quite the opposite, once the announcement was made, this was all shut down and the paparazzi tried to get into everything and we are usually seen as a very low-key town, so the stars find it attractive because you don't like it. bother and all that.
meghan markle s former bodyguard on what working with her was really like
Suddenly, in the documentary, the series they show, the windows had to be closed, the neighbors were convinced to buy cameras to spy on and give them information, tarps had to be built around them. I found his show Suits and that's the only way they could still safely film the show and he kind of felt bad about all the attention he was given but it was something that had to be done you saw it yourself yeah yeah it was. it was

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hard for her to go from being a celebrity on a show to being in Park, the number one family in the world,

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's the craziest thing you saw during that initial, um, dating period? she needs to go downtown or

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ever she couldn't go shopping or anything else um crazier thing cars or paparazzi were chasing us here when you say chased how fat how fast are you talking okay we're doing the speed limit and they're right about the back of the vehicle we go through the alleys to try to get it right in the back look dangerously close dangerously close which for civilians can cause a traffic accident and everything else you know there are two types of P aparazzi I look , you have the media people you want to interview and then you have the photographers.
meghan markle s former bodyguard on what working with her was really like
One thing with photographers is the fact that they are trying to get the best possible shot for a million dollars. so they're more dangerous they're more dangerous they'll do

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they have to do I mean we had neighbors complaining because the paparazzi had been knocking on the window or knocking on the door asking if they could come into the bedroom which is facing up the garden to get injections omg you know this is a type of thing and psychologically for Megan it was stressful yeah yeah you know yeah of course thanks for bringing that up because I know there are people watching this and I would be lying if I say that I didn't have a similar thought and I think you can talk to this who thinks this of someone marrying into the royal family because it's not a normal family as we know if Princess Diana had to deal with it if Kate Middleton had to deal with that if the queen consort Sometimes we forget, but queen Camilla had to deal with it.
meghan markle s former bodyguard on what working with her was really like

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is the difference now with Megan? It's fine with the queen consort with Diana and with um Kate there in England, they've been very transparent in that kind of lifestyle with Megan. she's in North America ok she's probably seen a lot of that on TV or you couldn't contemplate how bad it would get and because it's Harry the media all over the place you know he was the rogue of the family real and everything else that he's a great guy but again because it's Megan and Harry and you've got the African American influence and everything else that took it to another level so we've heard a lot about cases that happen in the city of Toronto there's a lot of Random Acts a lot of people feel scared you're an expert in this field clearly that's why you were there for Megan all those years so

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do you say to people to allay some of their fears to feel empowered when they're going out the street to help protect themselves when they feel like something might happen to me if i ride the bus or walk down the street or cross the street any advice or car thefts

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ever?
meghan markle s former bodyguard on what working with her was really like
You're hearing about all of that right now. medium situational awareness knowing your surroundings when you are out i mean neighborhoods tight neighborhoods become part of the neighborhood notice one of the problems a lot of people see now is if someone is in our neighborhood and we don't know them, they are worried about going up and ask them a question I can help you or something because they have no idea

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is going to happen again if you suspect something report it to the police because you have to do something take notes write down the descriptions license plate numbers of the vehicle if there is something suspicious take note and tell the police or tell someone on the neighborhood watch team don't turn a blind eye don't turn a blind eye

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Megan said in the dark this is and is w like one of the most interesting things I've seen sometimes when you call the authorities, they say we can't do anything, they're sitting in their car and

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do you want us to do and I agree with her, it's quite disturbing. having people when you know there are people sitting around your house, but legally there are many legally,

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can you do?
So one final thought on that, how do people get over that hurdle because they're going to deal with that with law enforcement? Megan's situation she was not there she was in the middle of no man's land because she was not an international protected person because she was not part of the royal family the police were not required to give her protection because again she was not an IPP so that he was taking his own steps to try and fix certain problems, but the problem he got to was that he couldn't do anything about it. Toronto police once I got on board we were coordinating security arrangements and everything else and they were g Great they were responsive and everything but people like Megan people like high end customers Net worth, your business is not security, so when you need advice on security, please contact an expert, and by the way, thanks for doing

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you do, literally putting yourself in Harm's Way every day for other people.
It's an incredibly noble thing to do something incredibly brave. I hate that your profession has to exist, but thanks for being the one to do that. It is highly recommended for more information on Steve Davies. focus1group.com one last thing if you want if you want people back home to know something about Megan from experience because there is still so much crap out there

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do you want it to be? go out and help anyone anytime thank you
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