Queen Elizabeth on the scene: armed intruder arrested in Windsor


Queen Elizabeth on site
Armed intruder arrested in Windsor


While the Queen was celebrating Christmas at Windsor Castle, police arrested an armed intruder there.

According to British media reports, an armed man has been arrested on the grounds of Windsor Castle. He is said to have tried to break in there on Saturday when Queen Elizabeth, 95, was celebrating Christmas with her family on site. The police said that the intruder was carrying a weapon. He is said not to have broken into buildings on the property.

Queen Elizabeth on site when the break-in happened

The suspect was in custody and the royals had been informed, Thames Valley police said. The arrested suspect is said to be a 19-year-old man from Southampton. The alarm at Windsor Castle apparently went off on Saturday morning. The Sunday Mirror reported that security officials discovered a man wearing a crossbow.

Queen Elizabeth and Charles at Christmas

According to the “Mail on Sunday” sources have also indicated that the man was armed with a crossbow. He is also said to have used a rope ladder to climb a metal fence. The police have not yet confirmed which weapon it was. It is also not known exactly where the man was on the premises and how close he was to the castle itself.

Queen Elizabeth has a lot to laugh about this Christmas.

The Queen celebrates Christmas in Windsor with Prince Charles, 73, and his wife Duchess Camilla, 74. Her traditional trip to Sandringham has been canceled as a precaution due to the corona pandemic. Charles and Camilla, along with Prince Edward, 57, and his wife Sophie, 56, and their children Louise, 18, and James, 14, attended a service in the chapel on the castle grounds on Christmas Day in the morning.



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