A probe has been launched after letters and a security pamphlet detailing the procedures for the Queen’s death was emailed to a member of the public by a Welsh government official.
The letters and security pamphlet were marked “official sensitive” and were not intended for public eyes. Included in the leak was a letter from a top UK civil servant expressing concerns that a news website had leaked confidential details about procedures for the Queens death, known as Operation London Bridge.
Although no “operational information” had been revealed, the Welsh government is launching an investigation into a “potential security breach.”
Reports from the BBC indicate that the leaked correspondence was regarding the procedures for the death of the monarch.
Dr Andrew Goodall, the Welsh government’s most senior civil servant stated that “whilst the email did not contain any operational information, it was marked ‘official sensitive’ and should not have been shared.”
“We take the issue of information and data security very seriously and this is now being investigated as a potential security breach.”
“We are unable to comment further.”