A Trespasser Broke Into Buckingham Palace While Queen Slept Just Yards Away
Last night, an intruder was apprehended on Buckingham Palace grounds while the Queen was sleeping in her room.
There are fears this incident was a copycat of the attempt where a man actually made it inside Her Majesty’s bedroom nearly 37 years ago.
Royal sources revealed to The Sun that last night a 22-year-old male was able to scale the fence of the palace. He attempted to bang down the doors of the building to get inside.
“There was an intruder at the Palace while the Queen lay sleeping in her bedroom and he was on the loose for a good few minutes before the cops arrested him. He was determined to get inside the palace and was banging down the doors but, thank goodness, this time everything was locked up,” the sources said.
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This isn’t the first time an intruder has tried to break into the monarch’s home. According to the British tabloid, in early July of 1982, an unemployed Michael Fagan was able to climb over the walls of the residence and enter the Queen’s bedroom where she lay sleeping.
The 31-year-old began talking about his family problems to the queen. Her majesty tried pushing the panic button by her bed, but no one responded. Finally, one of the Queen’s aids came to her room and reprehended Fagan.
Now almost 37 years later it seems the current intruder was attempting a copycat situation as the royal standard flag was being flown, which indicates the Queen is at the residence. Thankfully this time the trespasser was not able to make it inside her bedroom.
However, it does beg the question ‘How was he able to get that far?’
The source also said, “The police eventually detained him under the mental health act, but they have to ask some serious questions about how he got on and how he had so long to roam free.”
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