Meghan Markle is in for an intense introduction to royal life.
Prince Harry’s future bride is reportedly set to undergo training with the SAS so that she is fully prepared for all emergency situations as a member of the royal family.
This training will include learning how to react in terrifying scenarios, such as being held hostage.
Alex Bomberg, a former Royal Aide and CEO of close protection firm Intelligent Protection International, has explained how this kind of training will be conducted.
“If you can imagine her being put into a room, being treated as if she was a hostage, the room being stormed by the SAS, she will be put through that training,” he told The Independent.
“Diana and Charles went through that training. Pretty much every senior member of the royal family has been through that training.
“They would also receive training about how to behave without close protection i.e. what they might do if things go wrong."
However, understanding how to react appropriately in perilous circumstances isn’t the only thing on the agenda for the Suits actress.
Meghan will also have to adapt to round-the-clock protection, something that Prince Harry's mother Diana openly disliked.
“She won’t be able to come and go as freely as she would if she was a normal person,” explains Bomberg.
“Every part of her life now going forward, from anything from going to the dentist to having her hair done will be organised.
“All appointments are checked out so that the security team know where her hairdresser is, they know where the exits are in the building and so on.
“Her life now will be more of a regime.”
Meghan is due to become an official member of the royal family in May when she weds Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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