The Queen of England’s security team is concerned about palace staff using GPS dating apps to meet sex partners.
The Daily Mail claims that live-in staff using Grindr and Tinder to invite dates for overnight trysts have “sparked internal security fears.”
While the 800 or so staff members cannot bring guests into Buckingham Palace, they can do so at their living quarters at St James’s Palace and the Royal Mews.
“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,” a source said.
“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.”
A former head of royal protection, Chief Superintendent Dai Davies, added: “Often these guests were total strangers. It makes a complete mockery of the security structure, unfortunately.”
A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to comment on the matter.