Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will get the VIP treatment on their next trip to the Netherlands, it has been claimed.
The couple will make the trip from their home in the United States for the Invictus Games, which begin on Saturday April 16.
This year’s event will take place in The Hague in the Netherlands and will last for one week.
And Prince Harry was instrumental in the event, which he founded for wounded, injured and ill service members in 2014.
Due to the rules in the country, their own security guards are not allowed to use weapons while there.
However, Dai Davies, a former head of Royal Protection for the Metropolitan Police, told the Daily Mail: ‘The truth is I have no doubt he will be protected whether he takes his own team or the Dutch authorities give him a sort of VIP status.
“The truth is that if there is a risk, both countries – ours and the Netherlands – have sophisticated systems for determining the risk.
“This country has determined that they are no longer at risk. That may or may not be true, but people far better qualified than me can make that decision and they never take it lightly.
“But they are very competent people, the Dutch, and I am convinced that they will do their best.”
Dutch police officials have confirmed that the royal couple cannot be allowed to have armed guards while in the country.
They are expected to be there for the opening ceremony on Saturday evening.
Dutch police spokeswoman Anna Sophia Posthumus said: “No, in the Netherlands only government officials – police, military personnel etc. – are allowed to carry weapons.”
The couple will also be followed in Holland by a film crew from Netflix, according to the new site nau.ch.
It has not been confirmed exactly why this is happening, but rumors are circulating that it is a documentary about this year’s Invictus Games.
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