Royal officials have bizarrely become embroiled in the Ashley Madison scandal, after it was alleged that an official offered married users the chance to have sex inside Buckingham Palace.
A Royal insider alleged to the Daily Mail, via the Daily Star, that an unnamed male individual claimed he could give users of the website access to the Buckingham Palace. However, he decided to close his account with Ashley Madison just before it could be released after other users became hugely “suspicious” of his supposed links to the home of Queen Elizabeth II.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, an insider explained that two royal staff members had signed up to the website and had been exposed by the recent leak. However, according to the Express, their email addresses didn’t make any mention of where they were employed.
The insider added, “A third had the good fortune to close his account late last year after users became suspicious of his claim that they could enjoy their liaison inside Buckingham Palace.”
Those royal officials who become so very close to being caught up in the Ashley Madison scandal will have been severely reprimanded for using their official household email addresses when they were outside Buckingham Palace.
This isn’t the first time that staff for the Royal family and at Buckingham Palace have found themselves embroiled in breaking security measures through their use of dating websites.
Last year, it was alleged that officials brought guests that they’d met on sites such as Tinder and Grindr to Buckingham Palace. They were then warned in no uncertain terms that this was a huge breach of security, as these dating apps utilize Facebook and use GPS locators on smartphones to help users locate other matches.
A source explained at the time, “There are real and serious security concerns at Buckingham Palace about members of staff use of dating apps such as Tinder, which can be rather sleazy. The palace police are particularly unhappy about the number of guests of servants staying overnight, especially when they may have only just met on Tinder. It is a security nightmare, especially in the current climate.”
Over the last few days, hackers have released the details of around 37 million members of Ashley Madison, which is a website where married people meet up to commit adultery. This included the information of over one million people from Great Britain.
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