The royal family has reportedly increased security arrangements for Prince George, at school and when he travels around London, after the four-year-old was targeted by a call to action from ISIS.
Last month, alleged Islamic State supporter Husnain Rashid went on trial for posting terrorist propaganda and attempting to incite attacks in the UK. In one post, he appeared to specifically target Prince George, sharing a photo of the young royal's school superimposed with images of jihadist and bearing the words: 'Even the royal family will not be left alone. School starts early.'
Sources told TMZ that there will now be a greater security presence at Thomas’s Battersea, the South London school that the Prince has attended since September last year. He will also reportedly be accompanied by more security officers when out and about with his mother and with his grandmother, Carole Middleton, who often cares for George and Charlotte when their parents are away carrying out their royal duties. Though the location of George's school is public knowledge (indeed, shortly after the Prince was enrolled in the reception class last autumn, a woman was detained on suspicion of attempting to break in), he will still continue his studies there despite any perceived threat.
Last month, George was spotted enjoying his half term holiday with a day out at the Houghton Horse trials in Norfolk, not far from his former home at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate, along with his mum (wearing Zara, naturally) and younger sister. He’ll next be seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace this weekend, after the annual Trooping the Colour parade which marks the official birthday of his great-grandmother, the Queen, along with the rest of the Royal Family. Despite any security threats, it’ll be a case of business as usual for the royals, though TMZ reports that, understandably, there will be an even bigger security presence than past events.
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Queen Elizabeth II
Born: 21st April 1926
When Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of York was born in 1926, it was not expected that she would ever become Queen: she was third in line to the throne, only becoming heir presumptive after the abdication of her uncle.