“If you’d 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,” Basu said.
Basu worked at the Met Police for 30 years, he stepped down from his role in November.
\u201c"There were many serious, credible threats against Meghan Markle emanating from the far-right?"\n\n"Absolutely."\n\nFormer head of counter terrorism for the Met Police, Neil Basu, tells @cathynewman about the "disgusting and very real" threats Prince Harry and Meghan Markle faced.\u201d
The couple attributed the bullying as part of the reason they stepped down from their roles and moved to the US, however, security concerns remain at the forefront of their minds.
During their interview with Oprah, the couple expressed their concern that the Royal Family had cut off their security detail leaving them unprotected from the very threats that plagued them while in the UK.
Besides physical protection, the two have also retreated from their public-facing roles because of negative media coverage, which contributed to bullying.
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