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Kate Middleton and Prince William's bodyguards will be able to warn them of potential threats through an "unwritten understanding" during their tour of Pakistan, according to the royal family's former protection officer.
Simon Morgan, who served as a royal protection officer from 2007 and 2013, said that it comes down to the relationship the couple have with their security detail.
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"If a protection officer says, 'we are leaving,' then we are leaving," he told Insider.
The duke and duchess embarked on a five-day tour of Pakistan on Monday, amid heightened tensions between the country and India over the shared region of Kashmir.
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Kensington Palace previously said it will be the couple's "most complex tour" to date due to "logistical and security considerations."
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A former royal protection officer told us how Prince William and Kate Middleton's security team will deal with potential threats during their royal tour of Pakistan.
The five-day visit, which started on Monday, will be their "most complex tour" to date "given the logistical and security considerations," Kensington Palace said in a statement.
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The couple's tour itinerary is being kept secret by the palace, and reports have suggested that they will be guarded by 1,000 police officers during their stay.
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Simon Morgan, who served as a bodyguard to the royals from 2007 until 2013, said that the way Middleton and William deal with potential threats will come down to the "unwritten understanding" they share with their security detail.
"Protection officers don't have superhero type powers, but because of the training you receive you will see things in a slight different way than the average person," Morgan...
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