If you thought being a bride-to-be was tough, then you haven’t heard about the extra obligations that royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle has to fulfil.
According to reports from the Express, Markle was forced to undergo some extreme “training” before she can officially join the British royal family.
Almost as though she were preparing for a film role, Meghan underwent an intensive, two-day terror training course in the English countryside, run by Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS). This was set out to prepare her for any worst-case emergency scenarios.
The exercises conducted included a “kidnap and rescue” situation, where the SAS used live ammunition while “rescuing” Markle from a fake kidnapping.
A former SAS officer described that the training exercises was designed to “frighten the life out of anyone.”
He added, “even though Meghan will have known the enemy was not real, I guarantee that she will have been petrified. That’s why live ammo is used, so she knows what real gunfire sounds like, should, God forbid, she ever be in a hostile situation.”
Markle was also taught crucial outdoor survival skills in case she ever found herself in a life-or-death situation in the wilderness.
An operative familiar with training also said that Markle would also be expected to “create a relationship with potential kidnappers, which is apparently better than try to escape.”
All members of the royal family have undergone this form of training, with the exception of Queen Elizabeth.
Both Kate Middleton and Princess Diana completed the training exercises after their marriages, but Markle’s training was done before the nuptials due to the “heightened security issues at this time.”
Written by Ellen Kirkness