A couple of days back, undercover police officers and special agents arrested a 40-year-old woman. Reports are that she was arrested for allegedly breaking into Prince George’s school. Although the little Royal wasn’t there at the time and still the intruder’s motives are unknown to the police.
It’s a deep meaning reminder that although being a Royal is glamorous but at the same time, it can also be dangerous.
This incident is likely the latest in a long, troubled list of sinister security breaches. A few of them, in particular, have stood out.
Like when in 1982, an unemployed man scaled up Buckingham Palace’s drainpipes and broke into Queen Elizabeth’s bedroom while she was asleep. The queen spent 10 minutes calmly talking to him. Then was only able to alert a footman when the man asked for a cigarette.
Another one was Robert James Moore, a drifter who sent hundreds of “strange and offensive” items to Queen Elizabeth. That included disturbing photographs, 600-page letters, and packages he said had hazardous and harmful substances.
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His skeleton was then found within 100 yards of Buckingham Palace, London.
Well, those were just two confirmed cases among many more unknown and are not brought up to the public.
ROYAL SECURITY BRACHES IN THE PAST
Allegedly, in 1970, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were targets of an assassination attempt in Australia. It’s still to be proved. But a senior detective brought this story to the media in 2009, as a supposedly last-minute plea to find the perpetrators before he retired from his job.
He claimed that someone tried to derail Queen and Prince Philip’s train by putting a massive log on the track. His words were: “If the train had reached its normal speed it would have plunged off the tracks and into an embankment. Had it been going at the speed it was allowed to go on, it would have actually derailed”.
Well, It was Princess Anne who is on the top of the Royal list. In 1974, she was the victim of botched and bloody kidnapping attempted after a lone gunman ambushed her car. The man shot her chauffeur and her security detail multiple times.
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He even tried to force Princess Anne out of the car. But she and her husband, Mark Phillips firmly held the door. When this didn’t work, he resorted to desperate pleas. The shooter was then eventually caught by the police. In total, he wounded four people that particular night.
The British Royal family’s security detail costs are not for public information. But in all unofficial estimations, it is obviously expensive.