Former US presidential bodyguard Chris Sanchez is once again putting himself in the line of fire to protect Prince Harry in Germany.
The former Secret Service agent arrived with Harry on a British Airways flight from London and was in the front of the car that whisked him to his luxury hotel in Dusseldorf.
He was photographed next to Harry as they left the airport after he was escorted from the British Airways plane to a car that was waiting for him.
Since leaving royal life, the Texas-born Sanchez has become Harry and Meghan’s main bodyguard and accompanies them on all their trips abroad and in the United States.
He operates through his own Houston-based private security company called Touchstone Global that provides business leaders and other VIPs with close protection.
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The tough bodyguard had previously revealed that he was inspired to join the Secret Service after watching Clint Eastwood’s “In the Line of Fire.”
“I was fascinated by the whole Secret Service logo and the mystery of the Secret Service,” he said in one interview.
During his 14-year career, he became part of the protection detail for President George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Sanchez was first seen with the couple when they attended the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands last year, their first joint overseas trip since “Megxit” when they chose to leave royal duties for a life in California.
The burly ex-police officer mostly followed Megan around when she went on a tour of the place.
He was always one step away from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and gave orders to other members of the security detail who accompanied the couple.
Sanchez was also at the couple’s side when they took part in what their spokesperson described as a “near-disastrous chase” during a visit to New York in May.
A spokesperson for the couple claimed that the paparazzi’s pursuit as they left the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City endangered the lives of others, and said they engaged in a “relentless” high-speed chase through the streets of Manhattan.
The Sussex’s version of events has been questioned by the police who simply said their journey back to their private residence had been “difficult” but said no arrests had been made.
A US-based photography agency denied that its employees had caused the couple trouble.
Sanchez will accompany the prince when he makes his first official participation in the Invictus Games later today.
He is scheduled to meet the Mayor of Dusseldorf in the city’s city hall and sign the golden book reserved for VIP visitors.
Harry will later travel the three miles to the Merkur Spiel-Arena when he will officially open the Games in front of 500 competitors, friends and family.
Harry will speak for seven minutes as he salutes athletes from 21 countries.
The biggest cheer of the night is likely to be for the Ukrainian team, with organizers saying they expect “goosebumps” as they enter.
Grammy Award-winning rapper Macklemore will perform at the end of the ceremony, which will also include speeches by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Düsseldorf Mayor Dr. Stefan Keller.
More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend the week-long games featuring wounded and disabled veterans as well as active duty personnel.
Harry will later take part in the German version of ‘Match of the Day’ where he will chat with the show’s hosts about the Invictus Games.
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