Armed intruder detained at Windsor Castle where queen is spending Christmas — Analysis
Thames Valley Police says that an armed intruder, who was attempting to enter Windsor Castle where Queen Elizabeth was celebrating Christmas Eve, was taken into custody on Saturday.
Christmas Day, at 8:30 p.m.
“Southampton 19-year old man was arrested. He remains in police custody.,” police said in a statement.
This man is accused of entering a restricted area and possessing an offensive weapon.
“There is no greater public danger, according to us.” Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears said, adding that the royal family has been informed of the incident.
After climbing the Royal Lodge fences, two thieves were detained in April. This type of security breach has also occurred in Buckingham Palace, London.
The pandemic has forced the Queen to cancel the Sandringham Christmas Celebration with her extended family. Instead, she chose to celebrate the holiday at Windsor Castle, with her close relatives. Her annual Christmas message paid tribute to Prince Philip, her husband who died in April.
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