An armed man has been arrested just after breaking into the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Officers from Thames Valley Law enforcement and the Metropolitan Police responded to a safety breach at about 8.30am neighborhood time (7.30pm AEDT) on Xmas Working day in the grounds of the castle in Berkshire the place the Queen is in residence.
TVP claimed a 19-yr-old person from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.
The male, who is in custody, was not in any properties on the estate and police claimed he was monitored and picked up within times of entering the castle grounds.
The Queen is investing Xmas Day at Windsor Castle and was anticipated to have lunch with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
Charles, Camilla, Edward and Sophie, together with their little ones Woman Louise and James, Viscount Severn, attended a church company in St George’s Chapel in the castle grounds at 10.45 on Xmas morning.
“An investigation is ongoing pursuing this incident and we are doing work with colleagues from the Metropolitan police,” TVP Superintendent Rebecca Mears claimed.
“The person has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a safeguarded web site and possession of an offensive weapon.
“He remains in custody at this time.
“We can affirm safety processes have been brought on within just moments of the person coming into the grounds and he did not enter any structures.
“Customers of the royal loved ones have been educated about the incident.
“We do not consider there is a wider danger to the public.”