Prinz William wandelt in James Bonds Gefilden

William war drei Wochen lang Praktikant

Prinz William (36) war auf den Spuren von 007-Agent James Bond unterwegs. Die Nummer zwei der britischen Thronfolge hat drei Wochen lang bei den britischen Sicherheits- und Nachrichtendiensten verbracht. Das gab der Kensington Palast bekannt. 

Prinz durfte hinter die Kulissen schauen

Der Herzog von Cambridge durfte hinter die Kulissen des Auslandsgeheimdienstes (MI6), des Inlandsgeheimdienstes (MI5) sowie der Regierungskommunikationszentrale (GCHQ), die auf Cybersicherheit spezialisiert ist, blicken.

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The Duke of Cambridge has concluded a three week attachment to the UK’s Security and Intelligence Agencies (MI5, MI6 and @GCHQ). The attachment comes as the three security services continue their vital work both at home and abroad to keep our people and our allies safe. The Duke of Cambridge said: “Spending time inside our security and intelligence agencies, understanding more about the vital contribution they make to our national security, was a truly humbling experience. These agencies are full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe. They work in secret, often not even able to tell their family and friends about the work they do or the stresses they face. They are driven by an unrivalled patriotism and dedication to upholding the values of this country. We all owe them deep gratitude for the difficult and dangerous work they do.” The Duke’s assignment began with a week at the Secret Intelligence Service – MI6 – who work secretly overseas, developing foreign contacts and gathering intelligence that helps to make the UK safer and more prosperous. They help the UK identify and exploit opportunities as well as navigate risks to its national security, military effectiveness and economy. His second week was spent at the Security Service – MI5 – where he saw their work to protect our national security, particularly against threats from terrorism. He finished his assignment at the Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham, where he spent time with those using cutting-edge technology, technical ingenuity and wide-ranging partnerships to identify, analyse and disrupt threats. With the threat level for international terrorism in the UK set at SEVERE or above for the last five years, the Duke was keen to see first-hand the extraordinary work that staff across the Security and Intelligence Agencies do — visit @GCHQ to find out more about the work of Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham.

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Prinz William nannte es eine Erfahrung, die ihn demütig werden lasse. Die Angestellten hätten keinen leichten Job, da sie im Geheimen agieren und nicht einmal ihren Familien und Freunden davon erzählen könnten. Die Geheimdienste leisten "außergewöhnliche Arbeit", um Großbritannien zu schützen, lobte der dreifache Vater.

Lob gab es auch für den britische Royal. Er habe "einige bohrende Fragen" gestellt und "ein wirkliches Verständnis" für die Mission entwickelt, sagte der Chef der Terrorismusbekämpfung der GCHQ.

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