The plans for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new Kensington Palace home have been revealed to the public (after much scrutiny), and it has been revealed that a speck of dust won't be able to make its way through the front doors without a member of the royal security staff being on it. The newlyweds will have every luxury at their fingertips, but also every precaution to keep them safe.
The blueprints for their modest home call for an "air lock" double-door system (take not of that, "dirty" bombers) an advanced CCTV system, special pop-up bollards and spiked railings.
That all sounds great. They're own personal Fort Knox. But, um, wouldn't part of keeping these two safe be keeping this kind of intel — this kind of specific, security information — out of the hands of the general public? Don't people, like say, terrorists, like to know this information so they can work AROUND this obstacles to do harm?
Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe, who guarded William's mother Princess Diana, agrees and expressed his own concerns for the young couple to the press, saying:
"It seems ridiculous to me that we have this open policy now. We have two high-profile members of the royal family who've recently been the subject of global of attention. We're now putting on display security plans for the redevelopment of Kensington Palace. Why?"
Good question! The answer, according to a palace spokesperson, is that their people are only following guidance issued by the central U.K. government. They also point out that while the blueprints have had public viewing, no copies have been made and the plans are not obtainable online.
So… we guess there is that?
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