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Old 01-05-2007, 01:40 AM
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Security of the Spanish Royals

Hi, I'd like to know how the security of the Spanish Royal House works.
I've read that the Prince's house is strongly watched over a team of bodyguards and agents. What else do you know?
Has any member of the SRF ever been in danger or risk?. (like Princess Anne, who was almost kidnapped?)

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:19 AM
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It is difficult to explain, in Spain they are in the habit of the safety topics going in a careful enough way.

The basic idea would be that they live with many measurements of safety. For example, in these days with what it has happened, it seems that in Baqueira Beret, where the Infantas are noticed enough the increase of the safety. Always they are accompanied of bodyguard, and their movements are controlled enough, especially when it is a question of the Kings and the Princes. They live in the enclosure of the Zarzuela(precisely one of the reasons to construct the house of the Prince there, was to take advantage of the safety services of Zarzuela).

In Spain, besides the problems that can exist in any country, because there is a madman who does threats, or slightly similarly ... the problem of the terrorism exists. While ETA continues existing in Spain the bodyguards will continue having a lot of work. In Spain all the more or less important politicians (in the Basque Country it spreads up to politicians of small villages), judges, enclosed some journalists and teachers of University ... they live with bodyguard. Everything the one that is threatened, has safety, and the list is long.

So with this situation, you can imagine that the members of the Royal Family, live with rigid enough measurements of protection.

On what you ask of if at some time they have been in danger, already they have tried to murder the King in several occasions. Once in Palma, they managed to have it to shot, and did not shoot because they did not have the flight still well prepared. It is not also strange that they give them any frights, since to place a bomb in a place to which in the following days members of the Royal Family are going to come. The last time that they it did was when the Kings and the President of Mexico inagurated a fair of art in Madrid, they inagurated it in the evening and in the morning ETA was making exploit a bomb. Also they did it before the National Day, or interarum in the tracks of ski of Baqueira. In these cases, there are no in the habit of being victims, only the fright and the destructions.
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:16 AM
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In Mallorca around Marivent, there is so much security. There are police and guards lining the walls of the palace. Then there are policemen across the streets. They are always on the lookout and even if you just walk past the palace gates, (which you have to to get to one of the bus stops), they follow you with their eyes.

On the roofs of many of the buildings around, there are snipers, always with their binoculars. So, I'd say that their security is up to scratch
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:54 PM
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Thanks for your replies girls
I've also read that the Prince's house has snipers all over the place. Is that true?
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Thanks for your replies girls
I've also read that the Prince's house has snipers all over the place. Is that true?
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The House of the Princes is inside the enclosure of the Zarzuela, both residences are surrounded by a great extension of mount, and the whole closed and monitored; so in the own building probably the snipers are not necessary. But in the whole enclosure there are forts safety measurements.

The same thing that has commented Sofia, in Palma, happens with the Prizes Prince of Asturias . The hotel where the members of the Royal Family, the winning ones and the guests lodge, they are surrounded with police, streets are closed, accesses are controlled, all the contiguous buildings are crossed ... and also there are snipers.

I imagine that in every act, or in every situation they adopt the safety measurements that they believe necessary.

Really to be a public personage has advantages and incovenientes, live like that must not be easy, especially when there are children.
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