'William & Kate' officer fires gun

An investigation has been launched after a policeman believed to be guarding the Anglesey home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accidentally fired a gun.

Gun-shot officer taken off duty during investigation

The Metropolitan Police Service says a royal protection officer who accidentally fired a gun while it's believed they were guarding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's home on Anglesey has been taken off firearms duty while the incident is investigated.

Shortly before 1pm on Wednesday October 24 an on-duty MPS police officer unintentionally discharged a firearm while in an unmarked police vehicle.

The round damaged the floor of the vehicle. Another on-duty officer was in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Neither officer was injured.

The officers were on duty in north Wales at the time.

– Metropolitan Police Service spokesman

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Officer 'guarding royal homes' accidentally fires gun

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live on Anglesey, where the Prince works at RAF Valley Credit: Chris Jackson / PA Wire

A Scotland Yard investigation's underway after a policeman thought to be guarding the North Wales home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accidentally fired a gun while sitting in an unmarked car. Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened last week.

Prince William, or Flight Lieutenant Wales as he's known as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, captains Sea King helicopters from his unit's base at RAF Valley on Anglesey.

Prince William at work
Prince William is an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire