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Prince William Shares His Experience as he Spends Three Weeks Undercover With U.K. Spy Agencies

Updated On 07 Apr, 2019 Published On

Prince William shocked everyone on Saturday, April 6, as he shared that he spent three weeks as an intern with the U.K.’s national security and intelligence agencies.

36 years old Prince, the heir to the British throne, reportedly took his time to spend each week with three different intelligence service in U.K. MI5, GCHQ, and MI6.

Well, Prince William, who is a former RAF helicopter pilot, shared his experience in a posted message on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account. He said,

Spending time inside our security and intelligence agencies, understanding more about the vital contribution they make to our national security, was a truly humbling experience, 

He further went on sharing his adventure,

“These agencies are full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe. They work in secret, often not even able to tell their family and friends about the work they do or the stresses they face, They are driven by an unrivaled patriotism and dedication to upholding the values of this country. We all owe them deep gratitude for the difficult and dangerous work they do.

 
 
 
 
 
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The Duke of Cambridge has concluded a three week attachment to the UK’s Security and Intelligence Agencies (MI5, MI6 and @GCHQ). The attachment comes as the three security services continue their vital work both at home and abroad to keep our people and our allies safe. The Duke of Cambridge said: “Spending time inside our security and intelligence agencies, understanding more about the vital contribution they make to our national security, was a truly humbling experience. These agencies are full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe. They work in secret, often not even able to tell their family and friends about the work they do or the stresses they face. They are driven by an unrivalled patriotism and dedication to upholding the values of this country. We all owe them deep gratitude for the difficult and dangerous work they do.” The Duke’s assignment began with a week at the Secret Intelligence Service – MI6 – who work secretly overseas, developing foreign contacts and gathering intelligence that helps to make the UK safer and more prosperous. They help the UK identify and exploit opportunities as well as navigate risks to its national security, military effectiveness and economy. His second week was spent at the Security Service – MI5 – where he saw their work to protect our national security, particularly against threats from terrorism. He finished his assignment at the Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham, where he spent time with those using cutting-edge technology, technical ingenuity and wide-ranging partnerships to identify, analyse and disrupt threats. With the threat level for international terrorism in the UK set at SEVERE or above for the last five years, the Duke was keen to see first-hand the extraordinary work that staff across the Security and Intelligence Agencies do — visit @GCHQ to find out more about the work of Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham.

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Making an analysis of Prince's recent 'internship,' The Telegraph reported that he might have been the part of the training exercise that is designed for new recruits to MI6; in the training, recruits are trained to identify threats that need investigation.

Further the head of counter-terrorism operations GCHQ, David told The Guardian that Prince was also made aware of how modern technologies can help identify, analyze, and disrupt threats.

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