The most senior royals have been known to have impressive security systems to protect themselves
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The Royal Family are a mysterious bunch about whom the public is eager to learn behind-the-scenes details. Over the years, a number of private revelations have come to light which give a glimpse into some of the security measures in place to protect to most senior royals from harm.
It's perhaps unsurprising that protecting the members of the Royal Family is a huge, multi-million pound operation. In fact, according to Global Citizen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal apartment at Kensington Palace is equipped with a panic room. The secure safe space includes “an air filtration system, guarding against biological warfare, and an escape tunnel".
Prince William and Kate Middleton are not the only royals to invest in these security systems, as the Queen has protected herself in this way for many years. The Queen reportedly had bullet-resistant and fire-retardant panic rooms installed at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace more than a decade ago.
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Elsewhere, Prince Charles’ Highgrove House estate similarly has measures in place to protect the future king. Charles had a steel-lined panic room installed in the property to protect himself and his family, reports Cornwall Live .
Inside, there are said to be medical supplies, radio transmitters, air purifiers and long-lasting food and drinks, to ensure that those inside could survive in there for a long time if needed. According to the royal biographer Brian Hoey in his book Not in Front of the Corgis, the room was installed in order to keep the heir-to-the-throne safe in the event of a terrorist attack.
The author revealed that the safe space "iron room" measures 20ft by 20ft, and added: "[It] has been so built that even if the rest of the house is destroyed, it will drop intact to the ground floor." He said: "Inside are medical supplies, including containers of Charles and Camilla’s blood group, long-lasting food and drinks, an armoury, radio transmitters equipped to obtain a signal even within its steel walls, air purifiers and chemical lavatories."
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