The Duke and Duchess are currently staying at a $10million (£7.8million) property on an island in British Columbia. According to the Mail on Sunday there have been a number of altercations between photographers targeting the couple and angry locals.
Speaking to the paper a source said photographers had been “physically threatened” during confrontations.
They commented: “The locals are very protective of Meghan and harry.
“It’s got to the point where things are becoming violent.
“There is a Facebook site which only local people have access to and they are taking pictures of photographers and their licence plates.
The locals are very protective of Meghan and harry" (Image: GETTY)
Meghan and Harry in the Canadian High Commission in London (Image: GETTY )
“There have been at least two cases of physical violence.
“Men in black pick-up trucks have approached photographers and threatened violence.
“One photographer sat inside his car as it was rocked from side to side by local men shouting they should leave.
“It’s all turned very sinister and nasty.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Image: GETTY)
Meghan and Harry sensationally announced they were stepping down from senior royal duties in January, in order to become ‘financially independent’.
The couple said they plan to split their time between the UK and North America going forward.
However following an agreement with the Queen they have agreed to drop their ‘Sussex Royal’ branding.
According to Michael Carrington, a senior lecturer in