The course took place at SAS headquarters in Hereford.
The training is compulsory for all senior members of the Royal Family except the Queen.
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The training prepares for “all high-risk security scenarios, including kidnappings, hostage-taking and terrorist attacks,” explain book authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durant.
From the sound of things, it was a difficult experience, even for a professional actress.
“Meghan was involved in an organized kidnapping, where she was taken in the back of a car by a ‘terrorist’, taken to another location, and then ‘rescued’ by officers firing fake guns (the type used in the Hollywood shoot) for realism, ”the book says.
The authors added: “During the mock kidnapping, Meghan even learned to develop a relationship with the enemy.
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“She also learned to drive a car during her chase.
“A source said it was an ‘extremely intense and frightening’ experience for Meghan, but that she was grateful to have had it. ”
Harry’s fiancée was not yet a member of the royal family when she finished the course.
However, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, did not complete her training until after her marriage.
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Meghan Markle Grief: The course was taught at SAS headquarters in Hereford
However, the biography claims Meghan’s training was scheduled to take place earlier as the couple had received an unusually high number of threats.
“’Absolutely terrifying and heartbreaking threats have been made to Meghan since she started dating Harry,’ an aide said.
“Unfortunately, they continued for a while. ”
Harry and Meghan even received a frightening death threat over their marriage in May 2018.
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An email sent to Prince Andrew 12 days before the wedding claiming a bomb would go off at Windsor Castle.
The threat did not materialize and Leicester man Mohammad Jibra-Eel Saleh was convicted of malicious communications and detained in a hospital.
Palace security personnel have previously expressed concerns for the couple’s safety following their move to the United States.
Former royal protection chief Dai Davies warned he was “seriously concerned” for the “immediate safety” of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry when they moved to Canada.
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Writing for the Daily Mail, Mr Davies said: ‘As members of the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have always faced complex and serious threats – from terrorists, criminal gangs, from obsessed stalkers, unlicensed paparazzi and even those they thought were friends.
“Now that the couple are severing their royal ties and considering living outside of Britain, these threats have multiplied and become much more difficult to combat.”
The former head of royal protection described how the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana “created huge security problems”, but Meghan and Harry “face equally serious dangers”.
He said: “Harry’s mother loved to act spontaneously, which made it impossible to guarantee her protection.