Politics

Palace seeks security chief after Prince Harry’s ‘protecting’ the Queen comments


It is understood that the Royal Household is now looking to hire a new security chief following comments made by Prince Harry that he wants to ensure that Queen Elizabeth II is protected.

Royal commentator Richard Eden disclosed in his post for the Daily Mail that the ad calls for a “physical and technical security adviser” who will be based at Buckingham Palace. Part of the job includes reviewing security in all royal residences including Balmoral in Aberdeenshire and the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh.

It also involves consulting on “personnel security” and “incident response” similar to that incident on Christmas Day last year, wherein a teenager carrying a crossbow was arrested while attempting to break into the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The hired adviser will also be working with the Home Office, the MET Police, and Homeland Security. Salary will be £50,000 per year and the candidate must have “a good, current knowledge of national and international security.”