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Meghan Markle getting ‘tactical driving’ training to boost security

Duchess of Sussex will learn complex manoeuvres to escape attack

Meghan Markle will be offered a crash course in “evasive and tactical driving” to help her get out of any potentially dangerous situations.  

Tactical driving expert Mick Croome, a former Met Police officer, told CBS News that all members of the Royal Family are taught evasive techniques to use as a “last-resort manoeuvre” if they need to escape an attack or kidnapping attempt on the road. 

According to Croombe, the Duchess of Sussex will be taught how to pull off moves such as a J-turn: where the driver reverses a car before spinning the vehicle round to face the opposite direction. 

The training could prove to be invaluable, although as The Sun notes, the new bride’s “24-hour security” team will work hard to ensure that she never gets the chance “to put her skills into practice”.

Although a personal driver will be available for the Duchess, members of the Royal Family like to get behind the wheel from time to time. 

The Queen is a “well-known fan” of Land Rover Defenders, says The Drive.

The Jaguar E-Type in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex departed Windsor Castle following their wedding on Saturday also has a rather special history. 

According to The Independent, the silver-blue E-Type Concept Zero is a modern take on the 1968 British classic, with the original car’s straight-six engine replaced by a battery electric motor. 

The wedding car was previously owned by Jamiroquai musician Toby Grafftey-Smith, who died of cancer at the age of 46 in April last year, The Sun says.

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