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Entertainment Meghan Markle undergoes kidnap and rescue training with elite British Army unit: Report

02:11  12 march  2018
02:11  12 march  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

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Joining the royal family means Meghan Markle must be ready foranything. But she'll be facing more than constant charity work, inevitable sartorialcriticism and the watchful eye of the queen when she marriesPrince Harry inMay.

As a high-profile member of Britain's most famous clan, the American actress-turned-princess also needs to be prepared for kidnapplots and armed attacks.

According to Britain's Sunday Express, Meghan, 36, has undergonetwo days of intense training conducted by the SAS, Britain's Special AirService -- an elite Army special forces unit -- in the Herefordshire, England,countryside.

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Harry, 33, accompanied his bride-to-be to the training exercises,the newspaper reports.

A former SAS officer described the kidnap and rescuepart of the course as something "devised to frighten the life out ofanyone" and said that live ammunition would have been used. "Eventhough Meghan will have known the enemy was not real, I guarantee that she willhave been petrified," the former officer added. "That's why live ammois used, so she knows what real gunfire sounds like should, God forbid, sheever be in a hostile situation."

Aside from Queen Elizabeth II, the paper reports, almost all the current seniorroyals have gone through the same thing. Harry's late mother, Princess Diana,experienced it back in 1983.

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During the Princess of Wales' training, which was also attended by her husband, Prince Charles, "astray pellet from a flash-bang grenade landed on her head, setting her hairalight. Only a quick-thinking soldier saved her from serious injury," the Sunday Express writes.

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But while Prince William's wife, Duchess Kate, had her SASkidnap training after she married the future king in April 2011, it was decidedthat Meghan should have hers before her wedding, a military source told thenewspaper, "because of heightened security issues at this time."

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Itis believed that Meghan and Harry, a former British Army officer and helicopter pilotwho spent a decade serving his country, will be safeguarded on their wedding day by "an elite close protection unit of 30 SASsoldiers," the Sunday Express writes.

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Thenewspaper also interviewed GeraldMoor, a former senior Army intelligence officer who's now the CEO of InkermanGroup, a company that offers security services such as kidnap survival coursesfor corporate and government clients. He said Meghan's training would be "thetoughest, provided by the Army's finest; men who have done everythingimaginable during service in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland."

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He added that "Meghan will have foundthe experience physically and psychologically grueling" because "themen enact a kidnap situation, during which she will have been treated as ahostage, with the area being stormed by the SAS. She will also have beenadvised how to develop a relationship with her kidnappers, which is often farbetter than trying to escape."

"She will have been shown how to deal with situations whenthings go wrong, for example, if her close protection officer gets shot and shehas to fend for herself," he added.

On March 10, reports the Sunday Express, a spokesman forBritain's Ministry of Defence declinedto comment "on any matter pertaining to the SAS."

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