Prince William completes security services work experience

Prince William has been given a unique insight into the tasks of the UK's intelligence services after completing three weeks' worth of work experience with some of Britain's top agencies.

The Duke of Cambridge spent his first week with MI6, looking at how it deals with foreign intelligence and risks coming from abroad, before moving on to shadow MI5 for another week to examine investigations on British soil.

For his final week, he headed to GCHQ to watch members of staff searching for potential security threats via communications providers.

The prince learned much about military effectiveness and the economy as a whole and said in a news release from Kensington Palace that he found it to be a "truly humbling" experience.

"These agencies are full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe. We all owe them deep gratitude for the difficult and dangerous work they do," he added.

Since 2017, the UK's threat level from terrorism has been classed as severe by MI5.

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