Queen Consort’s former bodyguard – who ‘would bounce in entrance of a flying bullet’ for the Royals – is made King Charles’ head driver in shake-up of Buckingham Palace employees

  • New head driver Mark Andrews has guarded the Royal Household for 20 years
  • He’ll give the King and Queen Consort added safety in lead as much as coronation 
  • Mr Andrews was head of Camilla’s police safety crew up till final yr  

The Queen Consort’s former bodyguard has been made King Charles’s head driver in a shake-up of Buckingham Palace employees.  

Mark Andrews has protected the Royal Household for 20 years and was head of the Queen Consort’s police safety crew earlier than he retired from the Met final yr aged 40. 

He’ll now turn into King Charles’s head driver as Tim Williams, who presently holds the place, is retiring. 

Former firearms officer Mr Andrews will give Charles, 74, and Camilla, 75, added safety within the construct as much as the coronation on Could 6. 

Mark Andrews has become King Charles's new head driver and will give added security to the monarch and Queen Consort

Mark Andrews has turn into King Charles’s new head driver and can give added safety to the monarch and Queen Consort

Mr Andrews has protected the royal family for 20 years and was head of the Queen Consort's police protection team before he retired from the Met last year aged 40

Mr Andrews has protected the royal household for 20 years and was head of the Queen Consort’s police safety crew earlier than he retired from the Met final yr aged 40

Former Scot Yard commander John O’Connor instructed The Solar: ‘He’s clearly trusted and extremely regarded by them, however there’s the added significance of safety, particularly with the coronation arising.’ 

Sources added that Mr Andrews would ‘bounce in entrance of a flying bullet’ to guard the royals if essential.  

He beforehand accompanied the couple on their Caribbean tour in 2019 and is alleged to have a detailed relationship with the Queen Consort. 

The then Prince of Wales visited St Lucia, St Vincent, the Grenadines, St Kitts and extra as a part of the 12-day tour. 

In addition they took half in a four-day tour of Cuba – making historical past by turning into the primary members of the Royal Household to take action.  

It comes as Camilla is reportedly arranging a shake-up in employees at Buckingham Palace. 

Camilla, 75, is reportedly arranging a shake-up of staff at Buckingham Palace and prefers a smaller number of staff

Camilla, 75, is reportedly arranging a shake-up of employees at Buckingham Palace and prefers a smaller variety of employees

She has beforehand been claimed to choose a smaller variety of employees, as she thinks it’s ‘extra with the occasions’.

Safety will likely be tightened in time for the King’s coronation on Could 6 in Westminster Abbey. 

The coronation itself will happen on a Saturday so a financial institution vacation will fall on Monday 8, two days after the service.  

Tens of millions of individuals will line the streets of London to have a good time the event.  

In December an pressing overview of King Charles’ safety befell after protests, together with the monarch being focused by activists throwing eggs twice in two months. 

One man was arrested following a disturbance on St George’s Sq. in Luton. 4 weeks beforehand an egg was thrown on the King and Queen Consort throughout a go to to York. 

MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace for remark.  

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