Prince William's bodyguard quits

By admin
26 March 2013

Prince William and Duchess Catherine are upset their top bodyguard has quit.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are "upset" bodyguard John Hourihan has quit their employ.

Chief Inspector John Hourihan has left the royal couple "surprised" by his decision to leave to become chief of security at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

John worked for Scotland Yard's elite royalty protection branch (SO14) and had been with the prince and duchess since 2008. He’d accompanied them to numerous high-profile events and on overseas trips including last year's visit to the Far East.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "John is a very respected police officer with the royalty and diplomatic protection department who has served Scotland Yard and the royal family with distinction.

"During his career with S014 he worked as the personal protection officer for the Earl and Countess of Wessex and latterly heading up security for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

"He was brought in to use his wealth of experience to establish the security team surrounding the duchess after her engagement to Prince William was announced and has travelled with them extensively.

"But after serving as a Scotland Yard officer for 30 years he has decided to move on and try something new.

"He was snapped up by a private security company as a consultant and is now assisting the company's security operations at Broadmoor Hospital."

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