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Prince William's bodyguard investigated
Nov 2, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Prince William and Duchess Catherine
One of Prince William and Duchess Catherine's bodyguards is being investigated after a shot was fired near their home.
The gun went off inside a police car close to where the duchess - who used to be known as Kate Middleton prior to the royal couple's wedding in April last year - and the prince reside in Anglesey in North Wales.
Although it is being treated as an accident, the police are unable to explain how the couple's protection officer came to fire the weapon while sitting in an unmarked car with another policeman.
A source told the Daily Express newspaper: 'It's a bit of a hot potato at Scotland Yard because it involves William and Kate. It's being taken very seriously.'
Neither officer was hurt in the incident, but Scotland Yard has launched an inquiry and the person who fired the shot had been removed from firearms duty pending the inquiry.
A Metropolitan police spokesman said: '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.'
Neither the Duke or Duchess of Cambridge were near the car when the incident happened, but it is thought Catherine was at the property, while William as on duty at his job as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot at RAF Valley.
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