Windsor Castle Security Breached By Armed Intruder As Queen Celebrates Christmas Inside

“We can confirm security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds and he did not enter any buildings.
Full statement from the Thames Valley Police:
A statement from the Thames Valley Police today described the intruder as "A 19-year-old man from Southampton." He was apprehended.
“Members of the Royal Family have been informed about the incident.
A 19-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested and he remains in custody at this time.
In 2004, an intruder dressed as Batman breached security and staged a protest on one of the castle's balconies.
The man did not enter any buildings and the queen was unharmed. The queen was on the premises at the time, celebrating the holiday with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, according to multiple reports. A 19-year-old man bearing what police termed "an offensive weapon" was arrested Christmas morning on the grounds of Windsor Castle, the chief residence of Britain's monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
In it, she remembered her late husband, Prince Phillip. Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas message was also broadcast today.
“We do not believe there is a wider danger to the public.”” />
“Members of the Royal Family have been informed about the incident."
The first time he drank wine and sat on the thrones there. Most famously, in 1982 a man named Michael Faganl who was reportedly high on drugs, broke into the palace — twice. The second time, he made it to the Queen's bedroom, woke her up and said he wanted to "chat." The scene figured prominently in the fifth season of The Crown.
He remains in custody at this time," continued the statement. "The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon.
Thames Valley Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears, said: “An investigation is ongoing following this incident and we are working with colleagues from the Metropolitan police.
He remains in custody at this time. “The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon.
A couple was arrested earlier this year on the estate, reportedly near where the Queen walks her dogs.
This is not the first time outsiders have gained access to the grounds.
"We can confirm security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds and he did not enter any buildings.
Officers from Thames Valley and the Metropolitan Police today (25/12) responded to a security breach at around 8.30am within the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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