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Home of arrested Royal Protection officer searched

Investigators have been searching the home of a Royal Protection officer and a police building in the grounds of Buckingham Palace where ammunition was found.

Today's arrest came about as a result of an internal investigation by the Metropolitan Police.

The investigation, by the Directorate of Professional Standards, commenced a few weeks ago following the reporting by officers from Royalty Protection of ammunition found in their personal lockers or belongings.

– metropolitan police

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said a reorganisation of the force's Protection Command had "revealed a few pockets of poor behaviour".


Arrested officer not assigned to any member of Royal Family

The officer arrested in connection with ammunition found in a locker area of Buckingham Palace was not assigned to guard any individual member of the Royal Family, police said.

The arrested officer is being questioned on suspicion of misconduct in public office and unlawful possession of ammunition.

He is in custody at a London police station and will be suspended from duty.


Kate set for first official engagement since second pregnancy announced

Duchess of Cambridge. Credit: PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to take part in her first royal engagement today since news that she was pregnant with her second child was announced.

The Queen along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to formally welcome the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam as he begins a historic state visit.

He is the first Singaporean head of state to make a state trip to Britain and he will spend his four-day trip conducting a busy round of meetings, visits and hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister David Cameron.

It will be the first time the Duchess of Cambridge has been seen at an official engagement since it was announced that she is expecting her second child.

A series of royal engagements was cancelled after her pregnancy was made public on September 8 as she was suffering from another bout of the of the illness hyperemesis gravidarum which affected her during her first pregnancy.

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