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Security scare as convicted torturer gets within feet of Prince George

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The Royal Family has launched a security investigation after a convicted torturer, Darren Benjamin, 40, was able to get within feet of Prince George and his two siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Kensington Palace.

Benjamin was allowed into Kensington Palace grounds as a delivery driver delivering furniture where he came across the three Cambridge children with their nanny, Maria Teresa Borrallo in the courtyard. He later boasted about it to his friends saying that Prince George was “pleasant.”

A source told the Sun, “This is the type of potentially deadly security oversight that simply cannot be allowed to happen.

“Darren is a violent criminal who was jailed for the most brutal type of torture. It’s chilling as he has been boasting to friends about just how close he came to our future king and the other Cambridge children.

“His friends were shocked that he was able to get into the Palace and within touching distance of royalty given his past.”

A separate inside royal source said, “The Duke has been informed and is obviously taking a close interest into what happened.

“He strongly believes criminals deserve a second chance once they have served their time, but is concerned current security policies might not be strong enough. It’s very important we know who is coming into the Palace.”

Naturally, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “concerned” about the security breach, as any parent would be when a person with that type of a record could get so close to their children with no extra protection.

The Royal Family was tipped off by The Sun who discovered the convict’s close encounter with the young royals.

Buckingham Palace said, “As soon as it was brought to our attention an urgent security review was launched to check the current systems and procedures are appropriate.

“Pending the outcome, there will be a refined level of risk assessment for those entering.”

Benjamin was part of a gang of four who tortured an innocent man; Benjamin was jailed for seven years for his crime.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.