An incident of concern arose at The Queen’s Windsor estate on Sunday 25th April after a man and a woman scaled fences close to the spot where Her Majesty walks her corgis and goes horse riding. The incident comes just days after a woman was able to walk into Prince Andrew’s Royal Lodge residence claiming to be engaged to him.
The 31-year-old man and 29-year-old woman broke in to the Windsor estate near All Saints Chapel where The Queen usually attends Sunday service.
The couple were arrested and taken to Maidenhead police station. The couple were released on bail pending further inquiries.
A source told The Sun, “This is an astonishing lapse. Everyone was on high alert after the first intruder, now this happens. Heads could roll. It is unforgiveable. The couple wandered around for ages before anyone spotted them and police were called.”
Princess Diana’s former protection officer called the estate’s security a “farce” adding that it made The Queen “vulnerable.”
The Queen has been shielding at Windsor Castle for seven months having been away from Buckingham Palace for over a year. She has previously spent short periods of time at Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle.
Thames Valley Police provide general policing around Windsor Castle while the Metropolitan Police provide full-time, armed security to senior royals at their various residences.