Police called to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's home nine times in nine months

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had police call-outs to their California home nine times in as many months, including twice to retrieve a man who trespassed over Christmas. 

The Duke and Duchess discussed their security concerns in their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, with Harry claiming the main reason he signed high-profile deals with Netflix and Spotify was to earn enough money to keep his wife and son Archie safe. 

Data obtained under freedom of information laws by the PA Media news agency has revealed the Santa Barbara county sheriff's office has responded to a number of calls listed as phone requests, alarm activations and property crimes since the couple moved into their Montecito mansion. 

In July 2020 alone, police were called four times - three in response to alarm activations occurring in the early hours of the morning and once due to a phone request. 

On Christmas Eve, deputies were called to the property to pick up a man who was alleged to have trespassed, letting him off with a warning only to arrest him on Boxing Day when he turned up at the couple's home again. 

Nicholas Brooks, 37, had reportedly driven to Harry and Meghan's house from Ohio, later admitting to The Sun that he may have been "high" at the time. 

"It was a foggy period of my life. I didn’t even know where I was. I think I was high at the time," he told the UK tabloid. 

"I don't know why I went to their place, that's kind of where I ended up. I drove across the country - I know it's crazy." 

The most recent call from the property was made to police in February this year due to an alarm activation. 

Harry and Meghan, who is currently pregnant with a baby girl, said they were shocked to find that Harry's security detail was be removed by Buckingham Palace after he stepped back from royal duties. 

"I was born into this position. I inherited the risk. So that was a shock to me," Harry told Oprah.