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Meghan Markle 'Kidnapped' By The SAS To Prepare Her For Royal Life

Chris Ogden

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Meghan Markle 'Kidnapped' By The SAS To Prepare Her For Royal Life

Since Meghan Markle became engaged to Prince Harry, her life has undoubtedly changed in so many ways - a sudden increase in everyone knowing where she lives, for one.

Given the amount of wrong 'uns out there, it's no surprise that the British armed forces want to make her the toughest royal she can be - by subjecting her to a 'kidnap' by special forces.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Joined by her husband-to-be, Meghan spent two days in Hertfordshire with the SAS, the Army's elite regiment, completing a course to prepare her for all the possible emergencies she might face as a royal.

The training covered what she should do in the event of a kidnap and even saw armed forces use live ammunition to make her rescue seem as close to the real deal as possible.

According to a former SAS officer, the 'kidnap and rescue' part of the course is specially devised to 'frighten the life out of anyone'. Wonder if she's having second thoughts yet?

The officer told the Daily Express: "Even though Meghan will have known the enemy was not real, I guarantee that she will have been petrified.

"That's why live ammo is used, so she knows what real gunfire sounds like should, God forbid, she ever be in a hostile situation."



According to security services experts, Meghan would have been taught about how to deal with kidnappers, and even told how to survive if she has to fend for herself.

This type of training's nothing new to members of the royal family, almost of all of whom have done a similar exercise except the Queen herself.

Even though she's not married to Harry yet - meaning she still isn't officially a royal - Meghan has undergone the training now because the UK terror threat level is higher than when William and Kate got married.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Meghan is already guarded 24/7 and her wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on 19 May will see 30 SAS soldiers offering close protection to the newly-weds. Not your average wedding, obviously.

It already sounds like she came out of the 'kidnap and rescue' rather better than Harry's mum, Diana, who underwent the same process before marrying Prince Charles in 1983.

Diana had her hair accidentally set on fire by a stray pellet from a flash-bang grenade before a soldier intervened to save her from serious harm.

Being a fully-fledged royal sounds a gruelling gig. There's still plenty of time for Meghan to change her mind.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, News, Royal Wedding, Royal Family, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Chris Ogden
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