The newest heir to the British throne is currently safely ensconsed in Kate Middleton's uterus, but the royal baby is due any day now — and that's when the real danger begins.
In an interview with Look magazine, Princess Diana's former bodyguard said the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is at high risk of kidnapping attempts and the couple needs to organize an extraordinary protection network.
"Kate's baby could be in danger," said Ken Wharfe, who guarded Diana plus Prince William and Prince Harry when they were children. "Given the political state of the world and the vulnerability of the royals, they need a lot of protection. In this terror-ridden world of ours, there's a real risk of kidnap for this child."
"The world is a much more dangerous place than it was 20 years ago, when we would take William and Harry out. Even then, there was a large protection team with the sole responsibility of looking after them."
"There are going to be people in every conceivable tree and bolthole, waiting for their baby to be pushed out in a pram."
One place the couple could find the ultimate security is Queen Elizabeth's favorite getaway, her Scottish estate at Balmoral.
"The Queen's very excited about Kate and Will's new addition to the family," a source told the Mirror. "She sent them a formal invitation asking them to come to Balmoral and is hoping they will be there for the whole week."
"Her Majesty has hundreds of happy memories from Balmoral dating back to her childhood. She will love spending quality time with William and Kate and their baby away from prying eyes."
Another option is Kate's family home in Berkshire, where some believe she will spend at least six weeks following the birth holed up with her parents. The couple's $1.52 million Kensington Palace renovation will not be complete until sometime in late summer or early fall.
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