We can’t believe these are Kate Middleton and Prince William’s new guards

We definitely couldn’t have called that one…

We definitely couldn’t have called that one…

It was announced last month that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are moving to London, and we can’t wait.

Having moved into Anmer Hall, their current Norfolk home on the Queen’s Sandringham estate back in 2015, the family is relocating to the capital this Autumn, just ahead of the school term.

A statement released last month read: ‘Prince George will begin school in London in September and Princess Charlotte will also go to nursery and eventually school in London as well.’

Seeing as the family intend to settle for the long term at Kensington Palace, it has been announced that new security measures will be put in place to ensure the royal family’s safety.

One of the most surprising measures is their new choice of guards for Kensington Palace, coming in the most unlikely form: conifer trees.

Yes, really.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have reportedly asked their gardeners to plant trees around the 820ft edge of the palace, expected to grow up to 40 ft high. The barrier will serve as protection, mainly for privacy purposes, shielding the family from being bombarded with paparazzi camera lenses.

As original as it is to have trees as your bodyguards, and as much as it would work for Disney princes and princesses, we’re really hoping that the royals employ some actual people to protect their family home too.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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