Queen Elizabeth Could Have Been 'Knifed' And 'Suffocated' By An Intruder In Buckingham Palace
A new story about Queen Elizabeth revealed she could have been "knifed" and "suffocated" in Buckingham Palace back in 1982. Her Majesty was reportedly attacked by an intruder while she was sound asleep during those times.
The former footman of Queen Elizabeth, Paul Burrell, revealed some details about this shocking incident but also shared Her Majesty wasn't even "concerned" and "worried" about her safety and security. He claims the name of the intruder is Michael Fagan, who is a 33-years-old unemployed painter at that time.
Fagan was reportedly suffering from depression, and he managed to enter the Buckingham Palace in 1982. He allegedly saw an open window while he was walking outside the palace, which gave him access going inside. When he's already inside, he reportedly started wandering the corridors, and he eventually ended up on Queen Elizabeth's bedroom where she was sleeping.
Speaking on Channel 5's Royal Scandals, Burrell claims Her Majesty reportedly shared this story to him personally and believed the revelation was "extraordinary." He said Queen Elizabeth was "pursued" and the intruder was allegedly gripping a broken ashtray while he was bleeding on the counterpane.
Burrell further said Her Majesty wasn't even concerned about her safety at all, but she's more worried about the bloodstains on her blanket. He added anything could have happened to Queen Elizabeth at that time, noting she could have been "knifed" or "suffocated."
The shocking incident reportedly prompted the royal security to be doubled, so that the Queen could sleep safely in her bed every night. As per Claudia Joseph, a royal commentator, the incident has been considered as a "huge scandal" back in the 1980s, and this reportedly horrified the entire nation as well.
After that incident, Willie Whitelaw - the Home Secretary at that time - reportedly submitted his resignation to Queen Elizabeth but she reportedly refused to accept it. Fagan, on the other hand, was no charge for the incident but he was reportedly asked to enter a psychiatric hospital for six months.
Meanwhile, reports say all members of the royal family are probably going through security training so they would be prepared and ready to handle compromising and dangerous situations. Omid Scobie, a royal expert, noted the said training is what saved Queen Elizabeth's life.
He said the Queen did not panic when she saw Fagan inside her bedroom. Rather than doing that, she reportedly managed to keep him calm by engaging in a 10-minute conversation with him, and he even "asked for a cigarette" from Her Majesty.