PRINCE CHARLES ignored the advices of his security team and stubbornly put his and Camilla’s life at risk during a protest in London in 2010, a documentary has claimed.
Thousands of students were rioting in central London on December 8, 2010 over tuition fee increases.
According to 2015 documentary Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm, the protests were not enough to persuade the future King he should not drive to the theatre by his favourite route.
Royal editor Andrew Pierce said: “His security personnel advised him to take a different route but as per usual Prince Charles knew best of course and insisted on going the way he had always gone to the theatre.
“And the car was surrounded by rioters.
“It could have been a very, very dangerous moment.”
The documentary reveals the Royal car was hit by bottles, paint cans and even garbage bins.
A stick was also shoved through an open window into the Duchess of Cornwall’s ribs, claims the programme.
Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe commented on the incident, suggesting the situation could have been incredibly serious
Mr Wharfe said: “He is saying, you know, well what could go wrong here?
“It did go wrong and the protection team were virtually powerless to do anything about it. “
Prince Charles’s safety has ben put at risk several times during the course of his life.
On Australia Day, 24 years ago, the heir of the throne was about to commence handing out awards at a ceremony in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, when a former anthropology student fired two shots and jumped on the stage.
Matt Fiddes, Micheal Jackson’s former bodyguard, claimed Prince Charles’s team should have been praised at the highest level as it is thanks to his guard if the future King is still alive.
Mr Fiddes told Express.co.uk: “Charles’s bodyguard proved how great the Royal protection team are.
“He jumped to push Prince Charles out of the line of fire.
“And it shows he was willing to put his own life at risk and take a bullet for his client.
“A great example of what a bodyguard should be all about.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK