Used to spending the holidays in Sandringham in the east of England, she gave it up this time because of the rise of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant.
This year, Queen Elisabeth II spent Christmas in the territory of Winsdor Castle, on the outskirts of London. It was then that a man entered the scene, then armed with a crossbow.
As a reminder, the weapon does not require any license or registration in the United Kingdom. “We can confirm that the security procedures were triggered a few moments after the man entered the site and that he did not enter any building,” said the police, according to AFP columns.
Following a report, the 19-year-old man and resident of Southampton was arrested by the Thames Valley Police before he could do any damage, he was also provided with a ladder and a rope to cross the metal barriers.
The 95-year-old queen was having her first holiday season since the death of her husband Philip in April at the age of 99. In her wishes broadcast Saturday, December 25, she did not fail to pay tribute to him publicly.