On Christmas Day this year, Queen Elizabeth had a pleasant surprise from an unexpected visitor. No, it wasn’t from a particular jovial man carrying gifts and clad in a red suit.
According to CNN, a 19-year-old armed invader broke into Windsor Castle’s grounds where the queen chose to observe the vacation because of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, who were both in the palace at the time of the event, were unharmed because the suspect was quickly captured. “On suspicion of violating or trespassing on a protected site and in possession of a dangerous weapon, the individual has been taken into custody. He’s still being held at this moment. ” The statement was made by Thames Valley Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears. She stated, “Members of the Royal Family have been notified about the situation.”
But why is this occurrence more terrifying than we first thought? Take a trip down memory lane with me.
This is not Queen Elizabeth’s first rodeo with an unwanted guest.
Sadly, this is not Queen Elizabeth’s first encounter with an intrusive visitor.
According to CNN, a guy by the name of Michael Fagan was able to get past the security at Buckingham Palace in 1982 and enter the queen’s bedroom while she was dozing. Although Queen Elizabeth luckily escaped the terrifying episode unhurt, palace security was right away questioned, especially after it was discovered that she had made many efforts to telephone for assistance. That’s not all, though. Jason Hatch, a protester who advocated for fathers’ rights while costumed as Batman, ascended the walls of Buckingham Palace in 2004. He did it using a ladder. Unfortunately, Prince William has experience with palace trespassers. Stand-up comedian Aaron Barschak slipped past the security and crashed the royal event at Windsor Castle during the prince’s 21st birthday party. A police spokesman subsequently told CNN, “We consider any security breach to be a serious thing and a complete assessment of all the facts surrounding the event is ongoing.”
Maybe a ring camera would be useful for Queen Elizabeth? TBD..