Prince William and Kate Middleton are believed to have expressed "concern" over a security change that means they will be losing some of their most longstanding personal protection officers.

The reorganisation of the Royals' security arrangement is being orchestrated by Metropolitan Police Commander Helen Millichap, who is in charge of Protection Command.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is also understood to not be happy with the changes, The Express reports.

Reorganisation of the security comes after an armed man was arrested on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas morning.

The Daily Mail reports: “Protection officers occupy very unique positions with MRFs [members of the Royal Family]. They are with them 24 hours a day and it understandably takes a long time to build up a good relationship of confidence and trust.

“Several very well-liked and respected officers have been moved on from their roles, not through any fault of their own. It’s simply because of this desire to shake things up a bit, sometimes for the sake of it, it seems. Everyone is unhappy about it, not least some of the principals [royals].”

Representatives for the Sussexes and Camilla have been contacted for comment.

The armed man arrested on the grounds of Windsor Castle is believed to be 19 years old.

Superintendent Rebecca Mears said: “An investigation is ongoing following this incident and we are working with colleagues from the Metropolitan police.

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“The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in custody at this time.

“We can confirm security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds and he did not enter any buildings."

Meanwhile Princess Diana's former bodyguard Ken Wharfe has concerns about Her Majesty's safety, The Mirror reports.

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He said: "The Queen’s safety is clearly under threat.

"It’s often been thought that Windsor is particularly at risk to intruders due to the make-up of the estate and the severity of this event should really cause alarm bells to start ringing.

"This individual was caught in time but any system could always be beefed up as any other scenario could be tragic."

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