RIOTS in Morocco’s capital Rabat have sparked security fears ahead of a visit by Prince Harry and Meghan.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, who is seven months pregnant, is due to fly in on Saturday with Prince Harry, 34, for a three-day tour.
Getty – Contributor Pregnant Meghan Markle is set to fly out to Morocco
AFP There were chaotic scenes in Morocco’s capital Rabat as protests turned violent
But fears for the safety of the royal couple have been raised after riots broke out during a march by teachers demanding more pay.
Protester Naima Kalaii said: “The police are cracking down on us. Teachers are falling to the ground. Teachers are being insulted.”
Police also used water cannon to disperse the crowds.
Royal protection officers are said to be worried about the situation and have banned the royal couple from walkabouts.
British security services have also demanded more resources to protect the pair, according to The Mirror.
It is thought “exit plans” have been drawn up to ferry them out of harm’s way or even out of the country, should trouble flair up once again.
A source told the paper: “The decision was taken to not include a walkabout in Morocco over fears for the duke and duchess’s safety.
“Both Meghan and Harry draw huge crowds wherever they go in the world and they have a real propensity to get in among the crowds, interacting with them, very closely.
“Due to the nature of the protests across the country this was strongly advised against which they both understood.”
Royal security officers also reportedly asked for security to be bolstered during the trip.
And MI6 requested an intelligence report from Moroccan authorities after the riots, according to the Mirror.
As part of their trip, Harry and Meghan are due to visit the town of Asni, close to the Atlas Mountains, to visit a project called Education For All.
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They are also due to spend Monday in Rabat visiting an equestrian centre, attending a cookery demonstration and touring the Andalusian Gardens.
The Sun Online has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
The tour comes days after Meghan enjoyed a baby shower in New York with pals including Serena Williams.
AFP Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to spend time in Rabat
EPA Tempers boil as protestors get angry in Morocco’s capital
AP:Associated Press A man is dragged off my police in Morocco as they try to contain protests
EPA The protests and the heat were too much for one woman in Morocco
EPA An injured protestor is escorted away by security forces
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