Royal security increased as Kate Middleton 'has 220 stalkers' ahead of due date next month
The Duchess of Cambridge has an estimated 220 stalkers, according to reports.
With Kate Middleton due to give birth to her second child next month, interest in the royal family has increased more than ever and police are investigating whether the suspected stalkers pose a threat.
Officers are surfing the web to search for fanatics in order to identify any potential threats early.
The former head of royal protection for the Metropolitan Police Dai Davies said there is always an increase in security before milestones such as weddings and births.
“They give rise to a greater likelihood of an incident. If you look back through history the greatest threat to the Royal family apart from the IRA has been fixated individuals," according to the Mirror.
“Prevention is one of the key areas because in about 70% of cases where there have been attacks, the fixated person has indicated before the incident that they are going to do something. “
The team tasked with identifying these stalkers is trying to ensure to they have access to mental health services in their community.
Other members of the royal family targeted by stalkers include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.