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Meghan Markle’s former bodyguard on what working with her was (really) like

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Meghan Markle’s former bodyguard on what working with her was (really) like

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As a result of these concerns, Meghan had a large team of bodyguards at her disposal. Recently, one of them, Steve Davies, spoke with “Breakfast Television” and offered some new details about her difficulties with the royals.

“Once the announcement that Meghan and Harry were dating everything just took off … NBC studios contacted me and asked if I was available to provide security protection for Meghan because things were just getting out of control. It was death threats coming in, [paparazzi] were trying to get into the studios,” Davies shared. “It went from three paparazzi outside the house to 50 paparazzi and a satellite truck and everything else.”

He added, “It was very, very difficult for her to go from being a celebrity on a show to being part of the number one family in the world.” Remembering the chaos of the time, Davies also recalled, “She couldn’t go shopping or anything else … we were getting chased by vehicles of the paparazzi … dangerously close.” The duchess’s former bodyguard also acknowledged that “physiologically for Meghan, it was stressful.”

Davies added that the police had no obligation to protect Meghan, and she relied on her team of bodyguards to keep her safe during this difficult time.

Steve Davies


Steve Davies has been providing celebrity and executive risk management services on a global basis for over 28 years. He has served with the British Military for 9 ½ years and upon completion of his service he worked for a UHNWI family in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Steve provided celebrity protection (risk management) services for “A” list actors and production companies when filming in Asia.

Steve moved to Toronto, Canada in 1990 and has worked throughout North America for executives of Fortune 500 corporations and their family members. His roster includes celebrities, dignitaries and members of Royalty when visiting and residing in Canada. His main focus is providing the Focus One Group clients with “peace of mind” thus developing a trusting relationship with the clients.

Rob Savage


Lorenzo Robert Savage III, a native of Herndon, Virginia,  has been the Chief Executive  Officer of a private security company in Beverly Hills, California,  since his retirement from the  United States Secret Service in April 2018.

Mr. Savage was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office in July 2015. His leadership responsibilities included the  overall protective and investigative missions of the United States Secret Service within the Los Angeles area. This district including three Resident Offices in Santa Ana, Riverside, and Ventura, is the 3rd largest of the 42 U.S. Secret Service Field Offices.

During his career, Mr. Savage  rose through the ranks, having begun his Secret Service career in 1993 as a special agent  assigned to the Washington  Field Office. He has since served in numerous managerial assignments which include: Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Los Angeles Field Office 2012-2014; Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Dignitary Protective Division 2010-2012; Assistant Special Agent in Charge – Las Vegas Field Office 2007-2010; Assistant  Inspector – Inspection Division 2006 2007; and Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division 2004-2006. Mr. Savage’s law enforcement career began in 1988 where he was employed as an honors intern for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Subsequently, while employed by the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department for three years, Mr. Savage held the position of uniformed patrol officer in the Mason District and West Springfield District Stations. He has received numerous citations of merit as well as public service and law enforcement awards.

Karen Kelly-Woolcock


Karen Kelly-Woolcock has been involved in the Hospitality and Event Sector for over 20 years.  While maintaining a full-time Account Executive career, she owned and managed an Event Planning company and an Independent Record Label.  No stranger to multi-tasking,  in 2016,  Karen launched fully into the Hospitality business with her own company, providing Travel Logistics and Event Management Services to international Business Travelers.   

Over the past 7 years, Karen has worked with a variety of VIP clientele from across the globe.   She has facilitated groups of four to over four-thousand in the planning and execution of their business travel agenda’s by providing much needed Logistics Management.  Her services range from Event Planning and Management, VIP, and Dignitary Care to arranging Translators, Meeting Space, and Private Jets.   Her clients are primarily referred by the various Consulates, Embassies, Trade Offices, and Executives familiar with, and confident in the services provided.