Female bodyguard latest to quit Meghan Markle's entourage

Female bodyguard latest to quit Meghan Markle's entourage

But in future Meghan will have to look to someone else to keep her safe - as her armed Scotland Yard bodyguard has announced that she is quitting.

Meghan revealed that she is six months pregnant while she chatted to well-wishers, who lined the streets to get a glimpse of the royal couple during their first joint royal engagement of the year.

It is understood that her Royal Protection Officer was anxious that Meghan wanted to be 'one of the people'.

The Duchess of Sussex cradled her growing baby bump as she joined the Duke of Sussex in Birkenhead to celebrate the life of one of the town's most famous sons.

Meghan's bodyguard, who is thought to hold the rank of inspector, had replaced Sgt Bill Renshaw, Harry's long-standing head of security.

The bodyguard's name wasn't identified, yet insiders claimed that she is leaving the police force entirely.

Meghan Markle's desire to be close to her subjects may be driving her security detail away, according to a new report. "Meghan never leaves home unless she has hummus, carrots, green juice, almonds and chia seed pudding in the fridge".

Meghan's upbeat tribute stuck a suitable positive note for Meghan's outing with her husband on Monday, during which the pair visited a charity organization in Birkenhead - a town in the Wirral area of Merseyside, opposite Liverpool - which helps women in vulnerable circumstances.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is keen to raise the number of women in senior jobs.

The Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall both also have female personal protection officers on their security teams.

Kensington Palace did not comment on the staffing changes.