Kate Middleton was unkowingly caught up in a bomb scare just 20 minutes before her royal wedding to Prince William, a Met Police commander revealed.
The Duchess was staying at the extravagant £5,000-a-night Royal Apartment at The Goring hotel in Belgravia with her sister Pippa and mum Carol the night before the big day on April 29, 2011.
In ITV's new documentary The Day Will and Kate Got Married, Met Police Gold Commander Bob Broadhurst recalled the fear when officers found a car had breached the secure zone and parked just outside the hotel.
The team had only had 20 minutes to clear the threat before Kate headed out to the Westminster Abbey.
He said: "I don’t know how it happened and I don’t really want to know how it happened to this day.
"But someone in a car got through the secure zone, drove up close to The Goring just around the corner, got out the car and legged it and joined the crowd.
"Now we have a real problem. This is a potential bomb in the car.
"Somebody in a car got through the secure zone, drove up close to the Goring, just around the corner, got out the car and legged it and joined the crowd."
Fortunately, explosive officers turned up at the scene and established there wasn't a bomb inside the car so they were able to downgrade the threat and stick to the original plan.
Bob said the owner of the vehicle must have been shocked when they returned to find it no longer had any windows or doors and a hefty parking fine.
Kate had no idea of the last-minute hitch as she left the hotel on time with her father Mike Middleton and headed to Westminster Abbey for the ceremony.
Elsewhere in the documentary, it was revealed that the couple's wedding cake was so large that a door in Buckingham Palace had to be removed to fit it in.
And Kate's uncle also revealed the hilarious comment Prince Charles made about his son during a speech at the reception.
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