Perhaps Prince William can replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond? The Duke of Cambridge revealed that he actually spent three weeks working undercover as part of a secret internship with the U.K’s national security and intelligence agencies.
On Saturday, April 6, the Kensington Royal Instagram posted a photo of Kate Middleton‘s husband looking intense, and shared with royal fans that he had spent a week each with MI5, GCHQ and MI6. “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,” William, 36, said in a statement that was shared as part of the caption.
The father-of-three continued, “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.” He added, “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.”
During William’s three weeks, he spent time with MI5 where, according to the statement, he “saw their work to protect our national security, particularly against threats from terrorism.” The message also read, “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.”
And apparently these three weeks all kicked off all thanks to the duke. “The placements didn’t happen because of an invitation,” a source told Harper’s Bazaar. “This is a strong area of interest for William and something he personally asked to do and aides at Kensington Palace to arrange.”
Must have been quite the experience for William, a former RAF helicopter pilot, to take part in this!