There's A New Development With The Intruder Who Broke Into The Queen's Residence

While many would assume that Queen Elizabeth II's London home would have the best security in the world, some intruders have managed to make their way into the castle throughout the history of the monarchy (via Newsweek). These instances of trespassing date far back, with Queen Victoria being a victim herself. However, it seems no one has had more run-ins with unwanted visitors than Elizabeth. During the 1980s, a man named Michael Fagan broke into the private dwelling multiple times. In 2004, a similar instance occurred.

In 2021, a 33-year-old British man was charged with breaking into Buckingham Palace twice. While these instances are concerning, it seems the intruder was intercepted before they could do any real damage. However, the most alarming incident happened last Christmas, with an armed man attempting to make his way into the home of the queen (via ITV). Now, new details about the scary event have come forward. 

The event could have seriously harmed the queen

Christmas Day is a big celebration for the royal family. However, last year's festivities could have taken a tragic turn. According to CNN, a man, who was armed with what was only detailed as an "offensive weapon," was arrested at Windsor Castle for attempting to break into the residence. "The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in custody at this time," Thames Valley Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears stated.

Now, new details have emerged as the man — identified as Jaswant Singh Chail — has his time in court (via ITV). We have now learned that he was armed with a loaded crossbow and his goal was to "kill the queen."

He allegedly told the arresting officer, "I am here to kill the queen," in what appears to be a startling confession. He is facing up to three charges, with the most serious coming under the Treason Act.

Court papers state, "On December 25, 2021 at Windsor Castle, near to the person of the queen, you did willfully produce or have a loaded crossbow with intent to use the same to injure the person of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, or to alarm her Majesty," with a separate charge that reads, "A threat intending that the other would fear that it would be carried out to kill a third person, namely Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second." 

Thankfully, the queen was not harmed during this scary event.