Security around the Buckingham Palace has been beefed up after man scaled a fence to get inside the Queen’s home. According Police the man was been found “in an area currently open to the public during the day” and was arrested for burglary, trespass and criminal damage.
Another man was arrested outside the palace for conspiracy to commit burglary following the incident shortly before 10.30pm on Monday. Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Both men have been bailed to return to a central London police station while enquiries continues.
“A review of the specific circumstances of this incident is being carried out. No members of the Royal Family were at Buckingham Palace at the time of the incident.”
The break-in is one of the most serious security breaches at the palace since 1982, when Michael Fagan evaded guards to get inside the Queen’s private chambers while she was still in bed.
The unemployed father-of-four, 31, spent around 10 minutes talking to the Queen after he climbed over the palace walls and up a drainpipe.
The Queen managed to raise the alarm when Fagan asked for a cigarette, allowing her to call for a footman who held him until police arrived.
The Monarch has been spending her summer break at Balmoral Castle since the beginning of August and is not expected to return to the Palace until October.