Prince Harry 'considering hiring bodyguard' for new girlfriend

Prince Harry paid a visit to a sexual health charity, the Naz Project, in Fulham, London wearing his and the Suits actress' matching blue-beaded bracelet.

British tabloids are reporting that Prince Harry is even ready to hire a personal bodyguard for Markle when she is in the United Kingdom, which prompted more speculation about how serious their relationship really is and whether there could be another royal wedding in the near future.

A second source told the newspaper that blood royal princesses, though protected around the clock, don't have their protection completely funded. "Fortunately, Rachel got back on her pedestal and it stopped", Markle said. "It's a very serious relationship and she wants a future with Harry".

It looks like things are continuing to heat up between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

There is a precedent for senior royals hiring retired officers from the elite Scotland Yard department to watch over their loved ones.

"Of course the mainstream Royals - The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Cambridges' and Prince Harry all still get 24/7 Protection provided by Scotland Yard and SO14".

With Prince Harry having a nude photo scandal of his own while in Las Vegas, Markle believes Buckingham Palace will "definitely want Harry to shy away from any nude photo scandal, too".

"If they do get engaged, then Meghan will be assigned a personal protection officer from the team of expert police that guard the royal family", Nicholl explains.

While the duo still hasn't made their first public appearance together just yet, Harry recently confirmed romance rumors in a statement from Kensington Palace in which he called Meghan his "girlfriend" and slammed social media trolls for harassing the thesp about her relationship with him.

"But in this day and age it does leave her a little exposed".

The cost of a retired freelance SO14 officer full time would be around £50,000 annually.

For more on the couple, including details on Markle's stealth-like arrival to the United Kingdom last week and why she has yet to meet Duchess Kate, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands now.

Kensington Palace declined to comment on the report.

  • Marlene Weaver