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An armed intruder has been arrested after trying to break into Windsor Castle, where the Queen is celebrating Christmas with her family.
Police say the man was carrying an offensive weapon, but fortunately he failed to break into any buildings during the incident this morning.
The Queen is celebrating Christmas at Windsor Castle.
The suspect is in custody and the royal family has been informed of the incident, Thames Valley Police say.
Superintendent Rebecca Mears said: “An investigation is ongoing after this incident and we are working with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police.
“The man has been arrested on suspicion of rape or trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in custody at this time.
“We can confirm that the security processes were activated moments after the man entered the premises and did not enter any building.
“Members of the Royal Family have been informed about the incident.
“We do not believe there is a greater danger to the public.”
The Queen is celebrating Christmas with Charles and Camilla
The Queen is celebrating Christmas with Charles and Camilla in Windsor, the first in 73 years without her loving husband, Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99.
Her Majesty, 95, missed the service at St. George’s Chapel, but the royal couple and other members of the royal family have joined for lunch.
The Queen’s absence from the service is understood to be a personal choice and follows a precautionary approach seen over the past six months.
Also joining the monarch at Christmas are Sophie and Edward and their daughter Lady Louise and their son James, Viscount Severn, as well as the princesses Beatrice, 33, and Eugenie, 31, their husbands Edo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank and their children August and Sienna.
Mike and Zara Tindall, and their children Mia, Lena and Lucas, also spent the night in Windsor.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate, both 39, and children George, Charlotte and Louis, arrived in Sandringham, where they will be joined by members of the Middleton family.
Princess Anne, 71, was ruled out spending the holiday weekend with her Queen as she is in isolation after her husband Tim Lawrence tested positive for Covid-19.