THE Duchess of Sussex was given training at Hereford's SAS camp to survive kidnapping attempts to prepare her for life in the royal family, a new book claims.

Co-authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's new book Finding Freedom chronicles the last few years of the Meghan and Harry's life as royals.

It said after Harry and Meghan's engagement announcement in 2017, the duchess received training to prepare for a new life as a royal - just like the Duchess of Cambridge.

The book claimed: "Set to undergo the same informal training Kate had embarked upon following her engagement to William - a series of instructions that covered everything from how to most gracefully exit your chauffeured sedan while wearing a pencil skirt to when to courtesy to members of the family several rungs up the hierarchy from you - Meghan was connected to a team of experts."

But the instructions did not stop there, the former actress, 39, also underwent a two-day security course at the SAS headquarters in Hereford.

The authors wrote: "The training - which all senior member of the royal family except the Queen have completed at SAS headquarters in Hereford - is preparation for all high-risk security scenarios including kidnapping, hostage situations and terrorist attacks."

Finding Freedom, published on Tuesday, described how the duchess was "bundled into the back of a car" by a "terrorist" and driven to a location before she was saved by officers.

The book also claims Meghan expanded Harry's "spiritual world", introducing him to yoga through her own practice and with her encouragement he began a daily session of meditation.

A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors' own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting."