Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

Angelo Anderson
July 11, 2019

The intruder was not carrying a weapon and the incident is not being treated as terror-related, the force said.

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.

In September 2013 a security review was launched after an intruder was able to scale a fence and get inside the palace, before being arrested by police.

This isn't the first time Queen Elizabeth's experienced something like this-in 1982 some guy broke into the palace two separate times.

The man is now being held at a central London police station.

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.

The royal standard flag was flying at the Palace, prompting the suggestion the intruder knew the Queen was at home and may have been trying to access her bedroom.

They released the following statement: "Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of trespass, contrary to section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005".


Buckingham Palace is yet to comment on the matter.

The incident was strangely similar to a break-in nearly 37 years to the day, when Michael Fagan managed to reach the Queen's bedroom in 1982.

The royal source added: "This intruder got into the Palace nearly 37 years to the day since Michael Fagan ended up getting inside the Queen'sbedroom".

"How is it possible all these years later that someone can climb the fence and get right inside the grounds without being stopped immediately?"

The unemployed father-of-four, 31, spent around 10 minutes talking to the Queen after he climbed over the palace walls and up a drainpipe. "The Queen's safety should be paramount".

"He was determined to get inside the palace and was banging down the doors but, thank goodness, this time everything was locked up".

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.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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