Sunday, June 3, 2012

6,000 police put on terror watch to protect Royal Family during Jubilee Thames Pageant

One of the largest-ever security operations will be mounted on the Thames today – with 6,000 police and 7,000 stewards on call to protect the Royal Family.

At its heart will be the barge carrying the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

They will be protected by Royal Navy vessels, marines and armed police in speed boats.
Scotland Yard has committed all 21 of its patrol craft along with a further two from Essex Police.

SAS teams will also operate from the riverside. Read More