Prince Harry Security Scare- The People Newspaper- Exclusive News Story- ***June 2012***

An anonymous whistleblower contacted to riase concerns about a recent alleged secuirty breach at Heathrow Airport.


The source claimed that Prince Harry had been approached in a night club by someone who seemed to know details of future Royal flights from the airport.


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Prince Harry is at the centre of a probe into allegations of an alarming security breach at Heathrow Airport.

Security chiefs launched an urgent investigation after Harry's protection officers were alerted to the possible leaks of future flight details involving the Prince.

There were fears that highly confidential details of the 27-year-old prince's use of the airport's royal VIP lounge had come to light.

Sources claim the Queen's grandson was shocked to learn of the breach himself when a stranger approached him in a nightclub.

The girl revealed details of Army officer Harry's secret travel plans ­including the use of an elite VIP suite at Heathrow.

Security fears were heightened as a result of this weekend's Jubilee celebrations.

Harry will today board the Queen's Royal Barge for a glittering 1,000-boat river pageant.

It is believed that following concerns raised with Heathrow owners BAA over the alleged leak, the company has carried out a shake-up.

Discussions are understood to have taken place between Clarence House and BAA.

A security source said last night: "This appears highly alarming.

"If this information fell into the hands of a girl in a nightclub then who knows who else could have got their hands on it?

"Certainly top secret details of Prince Harry's travel plans would be of great interest to a terrorist ­organisation. He would be seen as a major target."

When asked about the alleged ­security breach, BAA said they were unaware of a direct security threat to Harry at Heathrow but added: "We take the security of all our passengers extremely seriously.

"We work with the police and establish protocol over VIP visits.

"We do not comment on individual cases involving former or current BAA employees."

The spokesman refused to comment further on the security breach and the reorganisation that had taken place following the allegations.

Royal handlers will be alarmed if a breach has taken place as airports are trusted to keep safe a series of personal details about the royals.

Three years ago it emerged the Queen and other royals could only board flights after giving personal information.

It followed a call by the UK Border Agency for an end to the system in which the royal family were allowed to travel under the fake name "Mr Confidential".

The royals traditionally use Heathrow for long-haul flights because the runway is longer than their usual base of RAF Northolt, situated 10 miles north.

They use the elite Royal Suite, reserved especially for the family and even more exclusive than the Windsor Suite, favoured by politicians, visiting heads of state and celebrities including David and Victoria Beckham, singer Cheryl Cole and England soccer star Wayne Rooney.

One aviation source said: "It is the best of the best, but many who use it are paying a ­premium for absolute discretion as well as convenience."

Last month a People undercover reporter used one of Heathrow's elite VIP lounges to expose how the super-rich pay to beat long passport and security queues.

We passed through the Windsor Suite on a £1,800 jaunt with the posh Heathrow By Invitation service.

A Clarence House spokesman would not comment on allegations that Harry's security had been breached. Earlier this year it emerged a senior employee involved in the Upper Class service at Virgin Atlantic had resigned after ­allegations that details of 70 stars' flights, including a royal trip, had been leaked.

The supervisor was said to have passed details of flight numbers, times and airports – ­including a jaunt arranged for Princess Beatrice to America's Newark, New Jersey – to a London-based ­photography agency.

Other stars who were alleged to have fallen victim included Ashley and Cheryl Cole, Hollywood actresses Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller and Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.

The employee resigned in April and the firm launched a full investigation.

Last night Tory MP Patrick Mercer, a former shadow counter-terrorism minister, told The People: "Clearly the royals are hugely prestigious targets and any source of information relating to their personal movements has got to be ­protected above and beyond all else. Compromises don't make it any easier for the royal family to do their job or for the security ­services who protect her.

"It is crucial that airport staff maintain the highest levels of security and operational procedures if our royal family are to be protected. We can't afford any form of compromise."

Professor Anthony Glees, professor of security and intelligence studies at the University of Buckingham, said: "Often the number of people who have access to this sort of personal data may be very large but that makes it all the more important that they can be ­properly trusted."




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