In January this year, London’s Princess Beatrice had her I Series BMW stolen from the West End area of the city.
The Princess, who is 20, went into a shop for a sandwich and unknowingly left her keys in the ignition and the doors of her luxury vehicle unlocked. Her bodyguard failed to notice the mistake, much to his chagrin.
The car was not recovered and no arrests were made, although the bodyguard is facing disciplinary action for his costly mistake.
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BGC: This is a perfect example of how we can become complacent in our duties, if we’re not careful! (SEE BGC STORY: “KEEPING YOUR EDGE“) A few thoughts on watching the young, rich, famous and busy-they can often be extremely preoccupied-and so it is particularly important to be on the watch for these kinds of oversights. Also, it is a good idea for a Bodyguard to have on his person copies of his client’s car keys, as well as residence keys. . . that way, if the client misplaces them or locks them in a car, you have a back-up set.
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