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When you were little, you might’ve dreamt about marrying a royal prince. You envisioned finding your perfect wedding dress and all the perks that would come with being a part of the royal family. Meghan Markle, who recently became engaged to Prince Harry, is a former American actress living out that dream. However, movies like The Princess Diaries certainly didn’t prepare her for certain royal preparations that are anything but whimsical.

In a recent article released by the Daily Express, Markle was reported to have spent two days in the Herefordshire Countryside undergoing a special security training course, conducted by the British Royal Army’s world-class regiment, the Special Air Service (SAS). In particular, it was reported that Markle participated in an exercise called “kidnap and rescue,” a section of the course where soldiers used live ammunition to save the royal-to-be from a pseudo kidnapping. Markle was also taught techniques and tactics that would be handy if she were to find herself involved in a real abduction scenario.

When asked about the “kidnap and rescue” drill, Gerald Moor, a former senior SAS officer, described the exercise as a process that Markle would have found “physically and psychologically gruelling.”

“Even though Meghan will have known the enemy was not real, I guarantee that she will have been petrified,” he said to the Express. “That’s why live ammo is used, so she knows what real gunfire sounds like should, God forbid, she ever be in a hostile situation.”

Though this two-day security training came early for Markle due to “heightened security issues,” the extensive course is one that all British Royals (with the exception of Queen Elizabeth) have gone through.

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In 1983, Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, went though the same simulation, where she was rescued from mock-terrorists. The late princess even had a stray pellet from a grenade land on her head––talk about a near-injury disaster!

Though this part of her royal training sounds pretty intense, it seems like the former Suits star got through it intact. The Daily Express even noted that Prince Harry accompanied his fiancé during her training course. Talk about royal couple goals.