A source revealed: “During the ‘Megxit’ talks, Harry and Meghan said they were keen to keep their royal protection Met cops and offered to pay the Met to have them.
“This was rejected by the Met as unworkable.
“Harry and Meghan then explored other ways of keeping at least one or two of the Met cops – offering to pay them privately.”
Sources close to Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, say they have not yet hired their own guards and are currently being protected by a Hollywood security firm.
The couple and son Archie, one, are living at actor Tyler Perry’s £15million mansion in Beverly Hills.
Prince Harry is said to have believed they could keep their taxpayer-funded Scotland Yard team because of his position in the line of succession.
But they were forced to change plans by the Megxit backlash.
MEGHAN Markle and husband Prince Harry wanted to keep some of their Scotland Yard bodyguards and even offered to hire them privately. The Met Police rejected an official deal as “unworkable” but it…