The British royal family and their guards are on high alert after two intruders broke into Windsor Castle. This is the second breach of security at Windsor Castle within just one week, after a woman had been “mistakenly let onto the property after claiming she was Prince Andrew’s fiancée,” according to reporting by Showbiz Cheat Sheet.
On April 25, police arrested a man, 31, and his girlfriend, 29, after they allegedly scaled the fences at the Windsor Royal Lodge, attempting to enter the grounds of the Windsor estate. The area where they scaled the fence is where Queen Elizabeth usually walks her dogs and rides her horses, but fortunately, the queen was not on the property at the time.
While Queen Elizabeth was not on the premises, her son Prince Andrew was. According to reports, he was not harmed during the break in.
Just six days prior to this incident, a Spanish woman, 44, had been permitted to enter the grounds by pretending to by Prince Andrew’s fiancée. She spent approximately 20 minutes on the property before being arrested.
A source discussed the most recent incident with news outlet The Sun, stating: “This is an astonishing lapse. Everyone was on high alert after the first intruder, now this happens. Heads could roll. It is unforgivable.”
“The couple wandered around for ages before anyone spotted them and police were called,” the source added. “Andrew was at home at the time. You have to wonder what on Earth is going on up there.”
Ken Wharfe, who served as Princess Diana’s protection officer for almost a decade, also released a statement about the incident. “When you take these incidents into account then it is a farce,” he told The Sun. “It is totally unacceptable and makes the Queen vulnerable. This is very worrying and things really need to change.”