Windsor Castle became the new official residence of Queen Elizabeth, however, security at this residence leaves much to be desired.
Before the monarch returned to Windsor after spending Easter at Sandringham, security at the residence was breached and local police had to intervene to remove an intruder who had used a disguise to spend a night with the royal guards.
The subject was dressed as a priest and arrived at the barracks of the soldiers of the Queen’s Household Division and claimed to be a friend of the military chaplain of the Coldstream Guards.
The intruder managed to get just 250 meters from the Queen’s apartment at Windsor Castle. It was learned that he spent the evening eating and drinking with senior officials, and was even offered a bed for the night.
Despite suspicions that the man was not a priest, no additional security checks were carried out and authorities were not alerted until the following morning, when the Queen was returning to Windsor Castle after spending her 96th birthday at the Sandringham estate.
The local police received the report of the intruder, went to the castle and managed to get him out. Now an investigation has begun to determine what was the real interest of the subject to enter the palace.
This is not the first time the Queen’s security has been breached. Last year, a man was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle with a crossbow.