On his grannys secret service: Prince William interns at MI5, MI6 and GCHQ

Kensington Palace reveals that the prince has just completed three weeks secretly working alongside the UK spy agencies The name is Wales, William Wales: licensed to kill three weeks on attachment with Britains spies. Kensington Palace has revealed that the Duke of Cambridge has just finished a three-week stint at the secret intelligence service, MI6, the security service, MI5, and GCHQ. The highly unusual internship was kept under close wraps as Prince William spent a week with each agency in what he said was a truly humbling experience. It began with a week at MI6, whose officers work secretly overseas. In a statement, the palace said the prince had seen firsthand how the agency helped the UK identify and exploit …

Honours system under scrutiny after sex abuser kept title for years

Expert in heraldry and genealogy wasnt stripped of title until three years after court recognised him as a paedophile Lawyers have called for an overhaul of the honours forfeiture system after it emerged that a sex abuser retained an honour bestowed for services to the Queen some three years after a court recognised him as a paedophile. The system is too slow to acknowledge an offenders offences, say lawyers specialising in abuse claims, and, in the case of those who have died, cannot strip them of their honours, leaving victims feeling that they have been cheated of justice. Hubert Chesshyre, 78, an expert on heraldry and genealogy, held a number of senior positions within the royal household, rising to become …