Interviews with female bodyguards


“I’m nearly 50 and I am shocked that I’m still alive. I was shocked at 30 and I was shocked at 40. I keep saying it’s time to wind down, but I miss doing my job too much. I need the adrenaline.”

“It’s the same thing every year: you have to be vetted by a guy from the Saudi embassy saying, ‘Oh, my God, you are a woman!’ At which point you have to throw one of his blokes on the floor and stamp on his windpipe to prove you can do the job.”

“It’s very frustrating working with people who have no understanding of the value of money, who think they can buy anything. There was one 10-year-old Middle Eastern princess I had to take round London. She asked: ‘Can you go and get me a kitten, a puppy, and a baby to play with?’ I said I couldn’t get a baby and all hell broke loose.”

I was also so interested in how they said most of the work was done beforehand, on the computer – researching the situation in a country, where the risks are, safe routes, etc etc.
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One thought on “Interviews with female bodyguards

  1. Mike, if I weren’t shy, I could perhaps try asking the police people in for hot cocoa. Tim would, I’m sure, if I’d let him. But in a smaller town I think it would feel more okay to do so. I know, they’re people, to#eB8230;o&th, I tend to feel safe, but I know. You never know. Glad you like the blog and so glad the book arrived safely!

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