Intruder Breaches Queen’s Security Near Windsor Castle

Good Morning America

Security is of the utmost importance when you’re famous and/or in a position of power. For example, we can’t think of anyone who might be in need of security more than Queen Elizabeth II.

It would be safe to assume that the Queen has top of the line security and that it would be nearly impossible for a security breach to occur. We say “nearly impossible” because anything is possible. The security guards are only human, after all, and everyone makes a mistake once in awhile. However, when we’re talking about security, there is no room for error.

Recently, while the Queen was celebrating Easter, there was a security breach at Windsor Castle. This is her permanent home since she made the move from Buckingham Palace. While she was away, an intruder fooled the security guards by lying to them. They ended up letting him into the barracks and even spent the night there before the security guards realized something wasn’t right.

Watch the video below to learn more about this recent security breach at Windsor Castle.

The Thames Valley police force received a report of an intruder at the Victoria Barracks at 9:20am. They responded to the report and arrested the intruder. Police told The Guardian, “Officers attended and removed the intruder from the barracks. No further action was required.”

A British Army spokesperson told CBS News, “The Army takes this breach of security extremely seriously and it will be thoroughly investigated as a matter of priority.” The incident is under formal investigation.

Do you think the Queen should move back to Buckingham Palace where it would be even more secure than Windsor Castle? Does it surprise you that a security breach like this could happen at Windsor Castle? Do you think anything would have been different if the Queen had been home when the intruder breached security?