Meghan Markle will reportedly receive intense military training to prepare her for potential hostage situations
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
- Meghan Markle is set to marry Prince Harry in May 2018.
- As a new member of the royal family, Markle will reportedly learn how to prepare for potential emergencies such as a kidnapping or hostage situation.
- According to a former royal aide, the “Suits” star will be trained by the Special Air Service.
- Markle will also be given “round-the-clock protection,” and her life will become highly regimented.
When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry next May, her life will inevitably change in several major ways. In addition to a title change, it’s likely the “Suits” star will have to give up acting, dress more modestly, and, apparently, complete some pretty intense military training. As a new member of the royal family, Markle will reportedly learn how to prepare for potential emergencies such as a kidnapping or hostage situation.
“Imagine her being put into a room, being treated as if she was a hostage, the room being stormed by the [Special Air Service], she will be put through that training,” former royal aide Alex Bomberg recently told The Independent. The Special Air Service, or SAS, is an elite special forces unit of the British Army. According to Bomberg, now the CEO of bodyguard firm Intelligent Protection International, “every senior member of the royal family” has had to complete this training, including Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Harry and Markle will also “receive training about how to behave without close protection” or “what they might do if things go wrong,” Bomberg added. But military training might just be the tip of the iceberg. Bomberg believes Markle’s life will become much more regimented with “round-the-clock protection” to keep her safe.
“She won’t be able to come and go as freely as she would if she was a normal person,” he explained to The Independent. Bomberg continued: “All appointments [will be] checked out so that the security team knows where her hairdresser is, they know where the exits are in the building, and so on.” INSIDER has reached out to Alex Bomberg for comment.
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