UK police investigate guard’s gunfire outside William and Kate’s home
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are shown touring Tuvalu in September.
November 2nd, 2012
09:43 AM ET

UK police investigate guard’s gunfire outside William and Kate’s home

One of the guards for Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge is having a moment of publicity he might like to forgo.

A protection officer believed to be guarding William and Kate’s cottage on the remote Welsh island of Anglesey unintentionally discharged a gun while in an unmarked police vehicle Wednesday afternoon, London’s Metropolitan Police said Friday.

The round damaged only the vehicle’s floor, and no one - including the two officers in the car - was injured, according to Scotland Yard.

The firing of the gun near royal property made homepage headlines on major UK news websites Friday. Buckingham Palace has not yet released a statement.

“As a matter of course, an internal inquiry is being carried out into the circumstances of the incident,” Metropolitan Police said.

The couple lives at the cottage on Anglesey, where William has been working as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot. It’s not clear whether either was home when the gun was fired.

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  1. saywhat

    And ? We are supposed to do what ?

    November 2, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I sincerely hope that the floor of that car and the eardrums of the officers recover quickly.
      Yeesh.

      November 2, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      @saywhat. Call for sanctions against Britain. Laugh and clap. Make jokes. Vote for Romney. I don't know.

      November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
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    rare things everywhere, waiting for the outcome.

    November 2, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tombstone

    The guy was carrying a loaded weapon ready to fire. Good thing he didn't shoot his buddy. I'm sure he'll be properly reprimanded, and offered a cup of tea.

    November 2, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      He'll get a stern talking-to.

      November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mikrik13

    Have you noticed that Prince Billy is looking more and more like his daddy everyday.

    November 2, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. tony

    Guns don't kill people, because they never go off accidentally. . . . . . . .

    November 2, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. tony

    . . . .or in a moment of unintended emotion . . .

    November 2, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. tony

    . . . .and they are really great as defensive weapons. Ask any soldier who came back from a war unharmed . . . .

    November 2, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. tony

    . . .and you have to be strong, intelligent and free of hate, in order to fire "legitimately".

    November 2, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. adam

    Oh my god! whay is that front page news, news fail!

    November 2, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. Garamasala13

    Must be pippa and harry again

    November 2, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. Richyboyrich

    I would probably accidently shoot one off if I was guarding Kate.

    November 2, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. Portland tony

    Friggin" Tabloid News....Get serious CNN!

    November 2, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jannynet

    Big oops!

    November 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. CaHorn Dog

    I like Jate! She has nice ( o Y o )'s!!!!

    November 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Fiona

    Oh, rats. I clicked on this hoping for a good story. Instead all I got was "oops". It seems all anyone has to do is f art around these two useless people and it makes the news. Off with their heads!

    November 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
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