After an intruder attempted to enter Windsor Castle on Christmas Day, Princess Diana's former bodyguard, Ken Wharfe, believes that the royal family's security team needs to be doing a better job going forward.
“The Queen’s safety is clearly under threat," he declared. “It’s often been thought that Windsor is particularly at risk to intruders due to the make-up of the estate and the severity of this event should really cause alarm bells to start ringing. This individual was caught in time but any system could always be beefed up as any other scenario could be tragic.”
On Saturday, December 25, the 95-year-old was inside the castle since she was spending the holidays there due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases. However, suspect Jaswant Singh Chail "was taken into custody and has undergone a mental health assessment — he has since been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and remains in the care of medical professionals," London's Metropolitan Police said on Sunday, December 26. "Enquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are being progressed by Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations."
Thames Valley Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears said he did not enter any buildings, and a crossbow was apparently found on the scene .
"The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon," Mears said. "We do not believe there is a wider danger to the public. He remains in custody at this time. We can confirm security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds."
Now, more details are emerging about the scary event.
In a Snapchat video, the 19-year-old supposedly delivered a sinister message.
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I’ve done and what I will do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family," he said.