Meghan Markle Has a New Female Bodyguard, and She Just Helped the Duchess Out of a Sticky Situation

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With the Markle Mania in full effect, it's no small job protecting the Duchess of Sussex, especially during a jam-packed royal tour.

Luckily, Meghan Markle's new female bodyguard seems to be handling the job well and fulfilling her duty to Kensington Palace (and, obvi, Prince Harry). The bodyguard, who Kensington Palace refuses to release the name of, even had to rush the duchess out of a crowded market yesterday due to a "security risk," CNN reported.

The visit to the Suva, Fiji, indoor market ended only six minutes in to her scheduled 20-minute engagement when the market became too crowded, according to the palace. Fans spotted a female bodyguard escorting mother-to-be Markle into a black car waiting outside the market, and many wondered who the woman was.

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According to the Daily Mail, the unnamed woman has been on Markle and Harry's security detail for a few months, having replaced Prince Harry's former head bodyguard, Sgt. Bill Renshaw, who retired after 30 years on the force.

The Duchess of Cambridge also has a female bodyguard, Sgt. Emma Probert, according to The Sun. Probert has been assigned to protect Kate Middleton ever since William and Kate became engaged in 2010.

Just us, or is anyone getting major Miss Congeniality vibes? (Sandra Bullock, we love you.)


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