Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after less than a year on the job

Meghan Markle is helping Prince Harry to eat better by putting this in his fridge

Meghan Markle is helping Prince Harry to eat better by putting this in his fridge

The senior personal protection officer, who is not being named for security reasons, had been a prominent part of the Sussex's security service as the only woman accompanying them on public engagements.

The Duchess of Sussex is making sure her husband is fit and able for the arrival of their little one this year by stocking his fridge full of nutrients and goodness.

She replaced Seargeant Bill Renshaw, Harry's long-serving head of security following his retirement after 30 years in the field.

Meghan Markle had a very busy week, which included the announcement that she is receiving her first four royal patronages from Queen Elizabeth.

A Scotland Yard source told The Sunday Times: "Unlike someone who has grown up in the Royal Family and has been used to close protection from an early age, having it can be quite constraining".

She's leaving just weeks before Meghan and Harry move out of their London home and Relocate to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor to raise their first child.

'Even though she was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely.

The source added, "But in her current role she can't go anywhere without her protection team, and that's a massive constraining force on an individual like her".

Her decision to quit follows the departure of the duchess's personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, who left the palace previous year after six months in the job.

Touabti was said to have been tasked with dealing with "the Markle debacle" ahead of the royal wedding, in which Meghan's father Thomas Markle staged photos with the paparazzi and then backed out of the wedding just days before.