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Royal Experts Explain Why Palace Took Meghan Markle's Passport & Driver's License

Royal Experts Explain Why Palace Took Meghan Markle's Passport & Driver's License

Many have questions after Meghan Markle‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey this past weekend.

“When I joined that family, that was the last time, until we came here, that I saw my passport, my driver’s license, my keys. All that gets turned over,” Meghan said, adding that she did not get her items back until she returned to the States.

Now, a royal historian is explaining the move by the Palace to those that have questions.

Meghan had to hand in her driving license under security rules,” Robert Lacey, a historian, confirmed to the BBC. “If she went out driving on her own, she would not be protected.”

Robert Finch, chairman of The Monarchist League of Canada, added that “one assumes that royals’ valuable personal documents are kept in a safe or safes — under the eye of the overall palace security.”

“Sounds as if it fitted Meghan’s narrative of being trapped and isolated, but [that] really was routine,” he added. “Probably anything would be accessible to her if she wanted it.”

If you missed it, Prince William just broke his silence on all the allegations made by Meghan and Prince Harry.

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