British special forces are guarding the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex with sub-machine guns amid fears that the royal couple could be targeted by the Taliban.
The threat is believed to be directly linked to comments that former soldier, Prince Harry, made when he was a helicopter pilot.
In 2013, he boasted of blowing “Taliban extremists to pieces” and confirmed he killed Taliban fighters, reports News.au
Asked whether he had killed on duty, the Prince said: “Yeah, so lots of people have. The squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount.”
He went on to say why it was necessary. “Take a life to save a life, that’s what we revolve around, I suppose. If there are people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game, I suppose.”
The comments caused a stir in British security and diplomatic circles at the time because of fears they could inflame the already tense situation in Afghanistan.
But they are now also coming back to haunt him, according to a report in the SUN on Sunday.
While the couple are already well protected at their normal home at Kensington Palace, their countryside home has been transformed into a fortress, with the same level of anti-terrorist security provided at Buckingham Palace and that protects UK Prime Minister Theresa May and spy bases.
Motion sensors and cameras are said to have been strategically placed on the property in a bid to catch any intruders.
It has also been included on a list of properties where members of the public risk being jailed for six months if they are found trespassing.