He pretended to be a clergyman and tried to infiltrate Queen Elizabeth's protection lines

4 May, 2022
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He pretended to be a clergyman and tried to infiltrate Queen Elizabeth's protection lines

The British military said it had opened an investigation after news emerged that a man posing as a priest spent a night in a barracks with soldiers assigned to protect Queen Elizabeth near her Windsor Castle residence.

The Sun newspaper reported that the fraudster was allowed to enter the Guardsstream Barracks without showing any identification papers or identity documents, then eat, drink and exchange stories with the soldiers.

 The newspaper said the Queen was not in Windsor during the incident, which occurred last Wednesday. A Defense Ministry spokesman said: "The military takes this security breach seriously and will thoroughly investigate it as a matter of priority. This incident is now part of an ongoing investigation, so further comment on this matter would not be appropriate at this time."

The Sun newspaper, quoting a source, reported that the man claimed to be a priest and was telling "long stories", but doubts began to swirl about his identity when "he started talking about his work as a test pilot for ejection seats and replacing some of his organs."


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