Exiled royal Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have hired the bodyguard who was with Michael Jackson on the night of his death.
The 37-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed biking in his new hometown of Montecito, California this week – while being closely watched by bodyguard-to-the-stars Alberto Alvarez.
Alvarez, 45, was Jacko’s security chief when the “Thriller” star died in June 2009 – testifying in court about how he was the first to call 911 after finding the then-King of Pop slumped in bed.
He also revealed how he was told to hide medicine vials given by Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for Jackson’s death from a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol. Murray was sentenced to four years in prison and was released after just two years.
A source told The Sun that Alvarez – who also worked for Harry Styles’ old boy band One Direction – was a “good match” for Harry, who has repeatedly complained about his need for senior security.
“Alberto has worked with the biggest celebrities so he knows every trick in the book to keep them out of harm’s way,” the insider said.
“He’s discreet and has been extremely loyal to Michael.”
Harry and Meghan’s safety – or lack thereof – was one of the couple’s main complaints during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
They both whined about the loss of their royal security details – which would cost an estimated $5.5million a year – and Harry said it was “at short notice”. He said this is why they rushed their move from Canada to California, where director Tyler Perry offered them security along with his mansion.
Harry even took his grievances to court, complaining that he “didn’t feel safe” returning to his former home, Britain, without the right to police security, which he withdrew after abandoning his royal duties.
He complained that he wanted to take 2-year-old son Archie and 8-month-old daughter Lilibet to visit his homeland but they “are unable to return to his house” because it was “too dangerous”. .
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