- Duchess Meghan faced threats to her life while in the UK
- A former Met Police chief confirmed "very real" death threats
- Security had been an issue with Meghan and Harry in England
Disgusting threats! Was Duchess Meghan subjected to death threats during her time in the UK? Here's what a senior police official had to say about it.
Neil Basu, a former Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief, announced that the 41-year-old former Suits actress had been subjected to "very real" threats from right-wing extremists at the time.
Duchess Meghan faced death threats, UK police confirms
Asked how he would characterize the "threats" Meghan and her husband Prince Harry received several years ago, Basu told Channel 4 News: "Well, disgusting and very real.
"I talked publicly for many years about the threat of extreme right-wing terrorism in this country.
"I've often been misquoted as taking my eye off the ball as though I think that was the biggest threat. I've never called it the biggest threat, but it was the fastest growing."
The Met Police deputy commissioner also admitted that people have been prosecuted for making threats against Meghan.
Asked if there had been "serious, credible threats" against the Duchess coming "from the far right," he said:
"Absolutely, and if you had seen the stuff that was written and you were receiving it, the kind of rhetoric that's online, if you don’t know what I know, you would feel under threat all of the time."
Following these and other problems in the UK, Harry and Meghan moved to the US and retired as working royals in January 2020.