Kate Middleton training with 'The Sisterhood' in 2007

Kate Middleton trained to act against possible IRA attacks


Kate Middleton training with 'The Sisterhood' in 2007

Britain’s Queen in waiting Kate Middleton has received SAS training against possible terrorist attacks and kidnap attempts from dissident groups like the Real IRA.

Dissident Republicans are on a list of potential threats to the newly married 29-year-old who was sent for the specialist training by concerned Buckingham Palace officials.

The Sun reports that the 29-year-old Middleton took the intensive personal protection programme recently amid fears that she has become a kidnap target.

Worldwide publicity around her recent wedding to Prince William has raised fears that Middleton could become a target for terrorists, abductors and stalkers.

“The Palace wants to ensure Kate’s new status doesn’t make her vulnerable to attack,” a source told The Sun.

“She has been well trained in what to do should the unthinkable happen. VIP kidnap protection training teaches how to cope both mentally and physically.

“The mental element involves reacting to unusual situations, such as when there was a stranger in the Queen’s bedroom — and she just started talking to him.”
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The paper reports that the course, described as very tough both physically and mentally, teaches key a range of survival skills.

The report says these include becoming more aware of anything ‘unusual’ in routine surroundings, how to react when attacked and how to build a relationship with any hostage-takers.

Participants are also taught how to drive under pressure and how to create and pass on coded messages to rescuers.

The training course is taught by members of the SAS, Scotland Yard’s personal protection squad or MI5 officers, has been taken by other Royals as well as politicians and people who work in some of the world’s dangerous regions.


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