For the second time in less than a week, the Queen has been caught in a terrifying security scare.
A couple allegedly gained access to the grounds of Windsor Castle following what security staff are calling a “unforgivable” blunder.
On April 25, the 31-year-old man and his 29-year-old girlfriend allegedly climbed a fence surrounding the Royal Lodge. According to a source at The Sun, the couple strolled around the grounds “for ages” before the police were summoned.
They were arrested and later released after being taken to a nearby police station.
Since the pandemic struck, the Queen has spent more time at Windsor, opting to isolate herself in the grounds.
The Lodge, which is home to Prince Andrew, is a frequently visited area by the Queen, who is said to enjoy walking her Corgis there.
It is believed that the alleged intruders made no contact with any of the royals.
This is the second security breach in six days; a woman gained access to the grounds last week after allegedly telling guards she was Andrew’s fiancee.
According to a source, it’s “astonishing” that a second security breach occurred in such a short period of time.
“Everyone was on high alert following the initial intruder, and now this occurs,” the source explained.
“Heads have the potential to roll. It is inexcusable… one has to wonder what is going on up there.”
Diana’s former personal protection officer, meanwhile, described the situation as a “farce.”
“It is completely unacceptable and puts the Queen in jeopardy. This is extremely concerning, and something needs to change immediately,” he stated.