Before marrying Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan Markle, like every member of the royal family, was trained to ensure her own safety.
Marrying a prince is never without consequences. On May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, Meghan Markle said “yes” to her companion, Prince Harry.
After the public announcement of her engagement in 2017 to the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, the former actress was enrolled in a course to ensure her personal protection.
According to the biography Finding Freedom, quoted by Hello Magazine, the Duchess of Sussex underwent a special two-day training course to help her prepare for any difficult situation such as a kidnapping, as Prince Harry and Meghan received an “unusually high number of threats”.
Royal co-authors and journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand reveal: “Meghan participated in a fake kidnapping, where she was tied up in a car by a ‘terrorist’, taken to another location, and then ‘saved’ by police officers shooting with fake guns (the type used in Hollywood movies).
“During the mock kidnapping, Meghan learned how to form a relationship with the enemy. She also learned how to drive a car if she is followed. ” A training already taken by Kate Middleton, her sister-in-law, when she became a full member of the royal family after her marriage to Prince William in 2011.
Prince William, a machine-gun pro
This training, validated by all members of the royal family except the Queen, is routine for members of the royal family as well as expatriates working in dangerous countries. It has already been reported that Prince William took this training at the age of 16, learning how to handle a machine gun. The teenager had also been put into a car during a mock ambush.
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