The Telegraph is reporting that Kate Middleton has undergone personal protection program training after fears of a possible abduction.
“The Palace wants to make sure Kate’s new status doesn’t make her vulnerable to attack,” said an anonymous source to The Sun.
According to the report, officials feared that 29-year-old Middleton could become a potential target for stalkers and terrorists.
Middleton was reportedly trained both physically and mentally, including how to notice unusual surroundings, how to react when attacked, how to drive under pressure and how to build a positive relationship with kidnappers if the situation were to occur.
“She has been trained in what to do should the unthinkable happen. VIP kidnap protection training teaches how to cope both mentally and physically,” said the source. “The mental element involves reacting to unusual situations such as when there was a stranger in the Queen’s bedroom.”
The program ,which is taught by Scotland Yard’s personal protection squad of MI5 officers, also worked with training the late Princess Diana.
According to Entertainmentwise, Middleton is not so concerned for her own safety but for the safety of her husband, Prince William, when he goes on mission with the Royal Air Force.
“I always worry when William goes off on a mission. I find it very difficult,” said Middleton. “You always fear for them, not knowing if something is going to happen and it can be very hard. I always worry, but my job is to support my husband. You should always support your husband.”
The royal couple were last spotted at the wedding of Prince William’s cousin Zara Phillips on July 30 in Edinburgh, Scotland according to The Huffington Post. Thirty-year-old Phillips married England’s rugby captain Mike Tindall, 32, in Britain’s second royal wedding of the year.