Ex-royal bodyguard tells how Kate Middleton and Prince William's newborn could be a target for fanatics

Prince George of Cambridge is set to be the ‘most protected child in the world’ and will be given a special code name in case of security threats, Now can reveal.

Experts say the already strict security measures around Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 31, are ramping up as the world’s attention turns to the new Royal baby – and there’ll even be a dedicated ‘baby protection squad’.

Baby Cambridge will be given a code name, just like Princess Diana had,’ a royal source tells Now.

‘If there’s ever a threat to the future sovereign, that code name will be relayed to all officers via radio and the Palace will go into lockdown while security jump to action.’

Speaking exclusively to Now, Princess Diana‘s former personal protection officer Ken Wharfe – who worked for her from 1988 to 1993 and looked after William and Harry until their early teens – says it’s vital to ensure Baby Cambridge is under 24-hour guard.

He says: ‘These young Royals are global celebrities – and that makes them a target for terrorist attacks.

Prince Harry has already antagonised the Taliban by serving in the British Army in Afghanistan.

‘With the new Royal baby, there has to be a risk of kidnap .

‘That’s why William and Kate‘s security will be increased immediately.

‘From birth, this will be the most protected baby in the world.’

Read more about Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince George in this week’s Now magazine dated 29 July 2013 – download the digital edition now!


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