British queen’s security in Ireland to cost 26 mn poundsMay 16th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) The security cover to be provided to Queen Elizabeth II during an official four-day trip to Ireland would cost a whopping 26 million pounds.
A team of 120 royalty protection officers from London’s Metropolitan Police would carry Glock pistols and Heckler & Koch submachine guns to protect the queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, from a terrorist attack, The Sun reported.
The public would also be reportedly kept behind metal barriers, while several streets in the capital city of Dublin have been closed.
At least 6,000 Irish police officers would be on duty to enforce order.
Soldiers conducted a thorough search of the Baldonnel aerodrome near Dublin, where the queen will land Tuesday, after receiving reports that an armed man had buried himself underground. Nothing was found.
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