The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are protected during their visit to the UK By a bodyguard convicted of domestic violence.
The couple, who had arranged personal security for their trip to the UK, were photographed being driven by Pele Dubry.
A former London Metropolitan Police firearms officer, Mr Daobry was previously convicted of attacking his then-wife. He escaped prison after calling 999.
He is now believed to be working for a private security firm and was photographed in the Sussex’s car with their longtime security guard.
The Duke and Duchess have not yet responded to requests for comment.
especially the duchess be a vocal defender of women’s rightsspeaks about the “crisis” of gender-based violence during a visit to South Africa in 2019.
Later, during a visit to ActionAid, she reported on gender-based violence and spoke of the “crucial” importance of women being supported after holding men and boys accountable for their actions. did.
Of her visits to local communities, she said, “It’s imperative that someone does something when they tell someone to do something,” adding, “Everybody is like, ‘Well, it’s done.’ That’s just the way it’s done…it’s a shame not to talk about it when you’re the victim. ”
Genesis, a women’s shelter and support group, is one of the organizations supported by a grant from the Archwell Foundation of Sussex.
Mr Daobry’s father has confirmed that his son is the man pictured working as the Duke and Duchess’ personal bodyguard.
At his home in Edmonton, north London, Daobrey Sner said: He’s an adult with 4 kids and he can speak for himself. ”
He declined to comment on his son’s conviction for domestic violence or his late wife Sarah’s suicide. Victims of Violence and Women’s Rights.
“Why should I comment? Ask him. I have nothing to say,” said Daobry Sr.
The bodyguard is one of several hired to protect the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their travels to England and Germany.
The Duke is now embroiled in controversy over whether his family Should be eligible for police protection whenever they are in the UK.
He is currently in the middle of a legal battle with the Interior Ministry this summer. win the right to challenge the decision Don’t give him auto police protection.
During a planned four-day but extended visit to Europe following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the pair used personal protection to attend an event in Manchester, Invictus Games in Düsseldorf.
One bodyguard MailOnline reported was Pere Daobry, 51, who was photographed driving from his Frogmore Cottage home to London’s Euston station.
In September 2016, he was convicted of assault in Colchester Magistrate’s Court after attacking his wife Sarah Jay.
According to court reports at the time, Mrs. Jay, a former Essex police sergeant, endured the attack for several minutes when he strangled her with both hands after she told him she no longer loved him. rice field.
He received a 12-week suspended sentence. The Chair of the Magistrate’s Court bench called it “a very disgusting assault on Mrs. Jay” which left her “obviously terrified”, while Mr. Daobry was subsequently given the “courtesy” of ringing 999. He added that there was a “feel” to it.