The Belgian royal family have made history by hiring the first female bodyguard. Royal Central reports that a newly appointed bodyguard was spotted with King Phillipe in Brussels during an official visit to the Mountain of Mercy. The bodyguard was armed with a weapon for protection, and was wearing a coat with the royal insignia placed onto it, as well as having an earpiece to be able to communicate effectively with the royals. It is thought that female bodyguards can be better at blending into the background and as a result, allow for them to be more effective when it comes to protecting.