An intruder is reported to have gained entrance into Buckingham Palace in the early hours of the morning. Upon gaining entrance some few metres from the Queen’s Chambers, the 22-year-old man began banging on the door in an attempt to get inside the palace.
Sources say the Queen was the only senior royal sleeping in the palace at the time. It took police on site four minutes to detain him as they tried to assess if he was armed. Doors to the Queen’s home are locked up in the early hours of the morning, so the intruder was unable to get in.
A royal insider told The Sun- “This intruder got into the Palace almost 37 years to the day since Michael Fagan ended up getting inside the Queen’s bedroom.”
“There is a genuine theory and very real fear that he could have been launching a copycat operation.”
“How is it possible all these years later that someone can climb the fence and get right inside the grounds without being stopped immediately?”
“What about heat sensors and CCTV? The Queen’s safety should be paramount.”
Scotland Yard says the man was not found in possession of any offensive weapons and the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related. The intruder remains in custody at a central London police station.