The safety of Kate Middleton's three children is "a constant worry" after it was revealed that the Royal family were tormented by 170 stalkers in 2021, an expert has revealed.

Kate, 40, and her husband Prince William, 39, are parents to Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four.

But royal expert Duncan Larcombe says the mum-of-three "has to have faith" that their security is tight enough that none of her children will be targeted.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, Duncan said: "Kate's children's protection is a constant worry for her but she just has to have faith that they have these expert police officers.

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"Over the years they have altered and upped the security. After the 7/7 bombings in London, the number of protection officers looking after William almost doubled so they do monitor the threat constantly."

He continued: "They take these sort of things very seriously. I remember an incident when William and Kate were on a tour and the protection officers were concerned that there was a guy there who wasn't part of the press pack. They are very quick to keep an eye and they do have a ring of protection.

"There is a lot of protecting that goes unseen, it's not just the bodyguards walking them down the street.

"It just shows that the Royals are vulnerable to all sorts, they have to be ever vigilant."

Duncan also noted how the news reinforces Prince Harry's argument that he, his wife Meghan Markle and their two children should be entitled to royal protection when he visits the UK.

He said: "This will do Harry no end of good to be able to demonstrate the need for security. These numbers will be based on police intelligence, they're not just plucked out of the sky. They do re-enforce the fact that Harry is a target whether he's part of the Royal family or not and so are his children.

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"Harry is a particular target as well because he's served in Afghanistan, because of his military links."

Last year 170 stalking cases relating to the family were logged by police – with 10 being categorised as being of the highest danger level.

The figures, which cover 2021 and were obtained by a freedom of information request, show 141 suspects were referred to the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre.

The centre is a joint police and mental health unit set up in 2006 to assess and manage the risk to politicians, members of the British Royal Family, and other public figures from obsessive individuals.

A total of 128 of the 170 cases were considered to be of a 'moderate' risk with just 32 deemed low risk.

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