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Old 04-04-2016, 07:28 PM
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Prince Philip just likes slipping the leash sometimes. When he was much younger he purchased a green taxi cab so he could travel inconspicuously around London on his own. It's nothing to do with his age or state of health. He undoubtedly gets annoyed with RPOs constantly around.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:50 PM
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^^^And likely he's passed these escape secrets on to his children and grandchildren.
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:34 AM
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Several posts have been removed, as they were responses to speculative comments.

Let's try and keep our supposed 'diagnoses' to ourselves until something is confirmed, shall we.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:25 AM
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He undoubtedly gets annoyed with RPOs constantly around.
And foreign police forces. On one trip he refused to ride somewhere in the provided car because the motorcade was too long. He walked instead.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:05 AM
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The more I learn about the DoE, the more I realize that this is a man that can easily feel the confines of royal life as very limiting and perhaps other than his own private rooms, has no sense of personal solitude or freedom to go as he pleases and when the opportunity arises, he grabs it. I think this is perhaps why he enjoys carriage driving so much. He's not being driven but driving and in control of where it goes, how fast it goes and when it goes. Its the same feeling that HM gets whenever she gets on a horse.

In a royal fishbowl, you find what you need in different places and in different ways. Makes me realize how fortunate I am to be able to just take off and walk in my woods alone.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:40 PM
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When Prince William attended Ludgrove School, did security wait outside the entire time he was inside doing school lessons?
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:26 AM
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From what I've read about royal security and school years is that the protection officers typically are outside the classroom.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:10 AM
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:26 AM
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When Prince William attended Ludgrove School, did security wait outside the entire time he was inside doing school lessons?
Perhaps they sat in and learn something!!
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:54 AM
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Or they could have taught the students a thing or two!
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:51 PM
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I remember reading that when Charles went to Cambridge his RPO decided to study for his own degree and earnt a 2.1 to Charles 2.2
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:24 PM
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I remember reading that when Charles went to Cambridge his RPO decided to study for his own degree and earnt a 2.1 to Charles 2.2
Ha! I think I knew that but had forgotten. The RPO got upper second class honours and Charles got lower second class honours. A good reminder that it is unwise to assume that the protection officers are not as intelligent and capable intellectually as their charges. And, of course, the British RF is not known for its intellectual might.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:12 AM
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They're not there to provide gudiance on intellectaul issues, but they need a reasonable basic education to do the job...
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Old 12-27-2016, 04:13 PM
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A specialist police team are monitoring more than 400 stalkers who could be a threat to the royal family, new figures reveal.

Officers and psychiatric nurses are visiting the most “high risk” fanatics and 11 have been arrested in the last three years.

The specially trained Fixated Threat Assessment Centre are also combing online sources to identity potential threats.

Read More@ Royal family threatened by more than 400 stalkers as crack police team calls on most 'high risk' - Mirror Online
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:20 AM
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A specialist police team are monitoring more than 400 stalkers who could be a threat to the royal family, new figures reveal.

Officers and psychiatric nurses are visiting the most “high risk” fanatics and 11 have been arrested in the last three years.

The specially trained Fixated Threat Assessment Centre are also combing online sources to identity potential threats.

Referrals to FTAC involving those obsessed with members of the royal family have almost doubled in two years, from 73 in 2014 to 137 for the first eleven months of 2016.

In total 439 cases were sent to be monitored since 2013 including 20 deemed “high risk”.
Read more: Royal family threatened by more than 400 stalkers as crack police team calls on most 'high risk' - Mirror Online
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So I have a question. We know he has gone to see Meghan numerous times and stayed with her at her home. Her neighbors have said they usually know when he's there because of all the black SUV's. And these were strictly personal trips to see her. So does his protection have to accompany him even on personal trips? It sounds like they do. (He had an RPO on their trip to Botswana. And that was definitely a personal trip. Awkward!,LOL!) Where do they stay? Sleep in the car? I'd think it would be super awkward if they camped out in Meghan's guest room. Now I'm really curious about this. I know here in the State's anyone with Secret Service protection is protected all the time. Personal, professional, doesn't matter.
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Same for a high ranking royal such as Harry. He has 24 h protection - and they stay in a hotel nearby.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:25 PM
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Same for a high ranking royal such as Harry. He has 24 h protection - and they stay in a hotel nearby.
I'm not so sure that Harry's RPOs always stay in nearby hotels even on personal trips. I read that during the recent African holiday the Protection Officers (and on some parts of the trip, local forces too) had stayed in tents along with Harry and Meghan.

RPOs certainly were on the houseboat on an African river trip he and Chelsy took, I remember, and there was a report that they were there in Chelsy's London flat once when an alarm went off in the middle of the night, caused by it being accidentally being switched on near the bed. That was probably embarrassing for the couple when the RPOs rushed in.

I believe that two of them at a time do set up quarters in Meghan's Toronto home (probably in the spare bedroom) when Harry is there. They have to be near him at all times, eating, sleeping, shopping, enjoying himself. If they were in a hotel nearby that would defeat the purpose.
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