The Duke of Cambridge has reportedly made a secret visit to a police training centre, where he was taught what to do if he, the Duchess of Cambridge or Prince George come under attack whilst performing royal duties.
The Telegraph reports that William is taking these actions to protect himself and his family in case of an emergency. Posting on a social media website, Victoria Hill said “My dad threw a petrol bomb at Prince William. What a claim to fame”. Her father is one of the police officers tasked to train the future King.
The training centre visited by the Duke is thought to be a £50 million facility in Kent owned by the Metropolitan Police. Prince Charles made an official visit to this centre in 2009 where he watched a ‘battle’ between police and rioters throwing petrol bombs and wooden bricks. Armed police from the force also recreated the last moments of a car chase for Prince Charles to watch.
Prince William visits the centre just 3 years after the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s car came under attack in 2010 when they were traveling to the Royal Variety Performance. The couple’s Rolls Royce was attacked by rioters in 2010 who were in London due to the rise in tuition fees for students. The car separated from its police escort and went into the riots where people were kicking the car. A window was shattered during the attack.
A royal source confirmed that Prince William “undertook a private visit to a police training centre” last Thursday. Kensington Palace has declined to comment.