A new revelation about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is making the rounds on social media.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen with a bodyguard. He is, however, much more than a bodyguard.
Pere Daobry is a former Metropolitan Police officer convicted of strangling and abandoning his wife “seconds before death.”
The 51-year-old was seen driving the pair from Frogmore Cottage to London’s Euston station in a Range Rover.
According to the Daily Mail, Daobry was convicted of assaulting his wife in September 2016 at Colchester Magistrates Court.
Sarah Jay, a former Essex Police officer, was strangled after telling Daobry she didn’t love him anymore.
Daobry may avoid jail time, according to the magazine, because judges recognized that he dialed 911 and admitted to his wrongdoing.
In contrast, Jay later committed suicide after being labeled a “lunatic.”
This news comes as the former “Suits” star has long advocated for human rights, specifically gender-based violence.
Meghan stated in her 2019 ActionAid speech that men and boys should be held accountable for their actions.
According to a source, hiring a bodyguard with a background like Daobry is noteworthy.
“If Meghan and Harry understood the whole story, they wouldn’t be at all comfortable with him as their bodyguard.”
According to a friend who knows Pere Daobry and Sarah Jay’s relationship, the police officer treated his wife “appallingly,” forcing her to flee twice through a window.
“I doubt Harry and Meghan would want someone like him to protect them.”
Following an altercation in their bedroom, the assault occurred in December 2015.
Jay revealed in an emotional interview following her estranged husband’s release from prison that she could feel his wrath and struggled to breathe as he choked her.
“All I could concentrate on was staying alive. I was gasping for breath but couldn’t get any in. I realized I had to lay still, not struggle and breathe through my nose. Trying to do that was the last thing I remember.”
Meanwhile, Daobry, a Met employee for 12 years, dialed 999 and admitted to the incident, saying:
“I want to report an attack and I am the offender.”
Before he cheated on Daobry, they had been married for two years. Daobry later denied the attack but was found guilty after a trial.
He was, however, only sentenced to a 12-week suspended sentence, a year-long restraining order, and 200 unpaid hours.