The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have some very high-tech and secret features at their main home at Kensington Palace, where they live with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
According to reports Prince William and Kate Middleton have a panic room and secret tunnel inside their home. The Duke and Duchess have been living full-time at apartment 1A Kensington Palace since 2014, along with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The keys to the residence were given to William and Kate by the Queen following their royal wedding in 2011, a residence which they also share with the Duke and Duchess of Kent.
The 20-room family home has five reception, three main bedrooms, dressing rooms, a night and day nursery, and staff quarters.
However, it seems that there are some secret features that the public isn’t fully aware of, according to some reports, such as a top-secret panic room and a special escape tunnel to protect them from ‘biological welfare.’
“Kate and William’s royal apartment at Kensington Palace includes a panic room with an air filtration system, guarding against biological warfare, and an escape tunnel,” revealed the Global Citizen.
It is completely understandable that they would have such features incorporated in their home, as both Prince William and Prince George are directly in line with the British throne.
The secret tunnel might be the least surprising detail as many royal fans are aware from reports over the years that one such tunnel had often been used by Prince William and Prince Harry as a secret entrance while they were growing up.
This is the same tunnel that the boys would use with their mother Princess Diana when they would sneak out to go to McDonald’s.
Other members of the royal family also have similar high-tech security setups, like the Queen, who also has a panic room both at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
“The royal panic rooms are designed to withstand poison gas, bombs or terrorist attacks; they are equipped with secure communications, beds, washing equipment and enough food and water for the royals to survive for at least a week,” the Global Citizen added.
An interesting detail about the Queen’s panic rooms is that they are “encased in 18 inches thick, bullet-resistant, fire-retardant steel walls.”
Reports also say that Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla also have something similar to this at Highgrove House-an an‘ iron’ room-the size of a shipping container that is supposed to be used in case of emergencies.
Very few people know where the panic rooms are located at the royal’s homes, all with the goal of maximizing the security of the royals.