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Intruder breaks into Buckingham Palace while Queen sleeps

Intruder breaks into Buckingham Palace while Queen sleeps”

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after climbing over the front gates of Buckingham Palace while the Queen was in residence.

The details sound pretty darn scary.

A man reportedly climbed over the front gates of the palace, banging down the doors of the royal residence. Fortunately, the intruder never made it inside the palace, but the source notes that he was "banging" on the doors to be let in.

She declined to say whether the Queen had been informed of the incident.

This isn't the first time a member of the public has got too close to the Queen for comfort.

In line with protocol, the would-be crook knew the Queen was home due to a Union Jack flag flying high above the palace, although it's believed Prince Philip was elsewhere at the time.

The 22-year-old man scaled a fence and was on the loose inside the palace grounds for a few minutes. The police also noted that incident isn't being investigated as terrorism.

However, just hours after the security breach took place all seemed well for the younger royals as both the Cambridge and Sussex families were spotted enjoying a polo match together. In 1982, a man intruded twice on two separate occasions, according to the Washington Post.

The insider added there was a "very real fear" the intruder was attempting to copy the break-in from Fagan in 1982. The Queen eventually woke up when the intruder moved the curtains.

The latest security breach, one of several, comes almost 37 years to the day when unemployed labourer Fagan broke into Her Majesty's bedroom on July 9, 1982.

A Palace source told The Sun: "Of course this will be a matter of great interest to the Queen".

Prince Andrew said: "The police have a hard job to do balancing security for the Royal Family and deterring intruders, and sometimes they get it wrong".

The Duke of Edinburgh, who has been based on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk since his retirement in 2017, was not at Buckingham Palace.

During the incident Fagan smashed a large glass ashtray and threatened to slash his wrists.

During the chat the Queen pushed the panic button by her bed but got no response, and it wasn't until her aide Paul Whybrew retruend with her corgis that he saw Fagan.



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