Connect
To Top

160 royal “stalkers” being tracked leading up to Royal Wedding

Leading up to the wedding of the year, 160 people have been classified as “high risk” due to their unhealthy obsession with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

According to the Mirror, 106 men and 54 women are being tracked leading up to the 19 May wedding, with six people being detained under mental health laws.

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed their relationship back in November 2016, referrals to a unit that deals with royal stalkers have hit an all-time high.

Psychiatric nurses and officers are making visits to those on the list ahead of the wedding. In the past few months, one man was detained.

The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre has also turned their efforts to online through social media and forums.

Former Royal Protection Command chief Dai Davies told the Mirror: “The publicity and interest in Meghan and the wedding will add to the protection squad’s concerns.

“This Windsor venue and the carriage ride does elevate the risk of threatening behaviour by those who are fixated.”

In 2014, royal obsession cases were at 73. In 2017 and the first two months of 2018, that number rose to 160 cases.

Within the past three years, 462 people were referred to the special unit, and 26 of those people were deemed “high risk”.

Police are expecting the most significant threat on the day will come from stalkers, not terrorists.

 

In February, the St James Palace of Prince Harry received an anthrax scare after a racist letter containing a white powder was sent to Meghan.

After conducting tests on the power, experts concluded that the contents were harmless.

Ths suspicious package also contained a note, which according to reports was “racist in nature.”

The Thames Valley Police are expecting over 100,000 people to come to Windsor on the day of the wedding.

Details of the security at the event at St George’s Chapel, have also been released. A broad range of visible security measures are in place, such as number plate recognition technology, CCTV, and anti-terror vehicle barriers. There will also be a range of security measures not visible to the public.

On the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, visitors can expect to be stopped and checked by roads policing officers. British Transport Police will also be patrolling train stations and train carriages. Upon arrival at Windsor, there will be a screening and search regime that visitors will have to undergo.

Additional reporting by Phoebe Barton

 

More in The Duke & Duchess of Sussex