4 February 2016 - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visits MI6 headquarters
It was with great pleasure that MI6 today hosted His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Royal Patron of the Intelligence Services, at our headquarters in Vauxhall Cross, London.
During a comprehensive tour of the building The Prince was able to meet staff and see at first hand some of the vital work that MI6 do in helping protect the UK from a range of overseas threats including from terrorism and cyber.
Commenting on the visit Alex Younger, the chief of MI6 said:
“It was with enormous pride and pleasure that I welcomed His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to MI6. As Royal Patron of the Intelligence Services The Prince has long had a keen interest in the work of MI6 and our partner agencies so I was grateful for the opportunity to show him some of the important work that my staff do from all corners of the globe in helping to combat threat’s to our nation’s security.”
The Prince of Wales became Royal Patron of the Intelligence Agencies in 2011 following a recommendation from all three chiefs of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ in recognition of his long standing and close support for their work in this country and overseas.