Security at Kensington Palace is under review after it was revealed a convicted criminal was allowed near Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Darren Benjamin, 40, spent seven years in jail for his part in pouring boiling water over an innocent man. Benjamin has since been released and now works delivering furniture when he met the three kids.
According to The Sun, Benjamin “bragged” to his friends that he was able to get close to the future king and his siblings while they played in the courtyard with their nanny, Maria Teresa Borrallo.
A royal insider told the tabloid that Prince William and Kate Middleton are “concerned” with the oversite as anyone passing security has to go through background checks.
“The Duke has been informed and is obviously taking a close interest into what happened,” they said. “He strongly believes criminals deserve a second chance once they have served their time, but is concerned current security policies might not be strong enough. It’s very important we know who is coming into the Palace.”
After the palace was informed of the breach in security, they started an investigation to how this could have happened.
An aide added, “As soon as it was brought to our attention an urgent security review was launched to check the current systems and procedures are appropriate. Pending the outcome there will be a refined level of risk assessment for those entering.”
A spokesperson for the palace outlined the procedure for deliveries.
“All deliveries to the royal estates operate under strict guidelines,” they said. “This involves admittance of known consignments only, ID check on entry and escorting, at all times, of the driver and vehicle. All deliveries are completed with oversight from police officers and security staff.”