Prince William made secret visit to MI6 hours before Russia invaded Ukraine

Prince William reportedly made a secret visit to MI6 in London just hours before Russia invaded Ukraine.

According to the PA, the 39 year old, who is set to "compete" against wife Kate Middleton in a rugby match, met with the department which deals with foreign intelligence in the capital on Wednesday morning.

Details of the trip were not publicised and were only made available through the Court Circular, an official record of past royal engagements.

The trip was said to be in the Duke of Cambridge's diary for several weeks, and it is not known who he met with during his time at the top-secret department.

Prince William's visit came just hours before Vladimir Putin's government launched a full invasion of Ukraine following months of tension.

Whether the threat of war was discussed with William has not been revealed.

In November of last year, William also visited the Security Service MI5 at 12 Millbank.

In 2019, the father of three spent three weeks working full-time alongside operatives and agents at MI5, the Secret Intelligence Service MI6 and GCHQ to learn more about the UK's security.

Speaking of the opportunity at the time, William said: "Spending time inside our security and intelligence agencies, understanding more about the vital contribution they make to our national security, was a truly humbling experience.

"These agencies are full of people from everyday backgrounds doing the most extraordinary work to keep us safe. They work in secret, often not even able to tell their family and friends about the work they do or the stresses they face.

He added: "They are driven by an unrivalled patriotism and dedication to upholding the values of this country.

"We all owe them deep gratitude for the difficult and dangerous work they do."

William's visit to MI6 came as his wife Kate enjoyed royal engagements during a two-day trip to Denmark.

As part of her short solo visit to Denmark, Kate visited Børnemuseet, the Children's Museum in Frederiksberg.

Kate met with new parents and health visitors to discover more about the importance of children's social development.

After meeting with two eight month old baby boys and their parents, she joked: "It makes me very broody."

According to the Mirror, Kate added: "William always worries about me meeting under one year olds. I come home saying 'let's have another one'."

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