Queen Elizabeth latest news – Intruder threatened to 'assassinate monarch' in chilling video as suspect is sectioned

A MAN of 19 years of age was held by armed police at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day after he threatened to “assassinate the Queen”.

Suspect Jaswant Singh Chail was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

The video was sent to pals from 19-year-old Chail’s Snapchat account 24 minutes before armed officers pounced on him on Christmas Day morning.

He was 500 metres from the Queen’s private apartments, inside the castle grounds, and was arrested while allegedly armed with a crossbow after scaling a spiked fence with a rope ladder.

He is in a sinister white mask apparently inspired by Star Wars and in his message, he says: “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."

Read our royal family live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's "isolated world"

    Taking a look back at October of this year, a royal expert warned the couple have built an "isolated world" for themselves and are "desperate to control the narrative".

    A biographer who is currently writing a book about Meghan claims they are "alienating their families".

    Biographer Tom Bower told Closer magazine : "Harry and Meghan have totally isolated themselves. They seem to think they will be stronger by cutting people out, but they’re really just alienating their families. I think it’s very sad for them both and their children."

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    Meg & Harry's relationship with Queen was 'stronger that ever' in August

    It is claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship with the Queen was "stronger that ever" in August of this year.

    Omid Scobie, co-author of unauthorised biography Finding Freedom, has claimed that the couple's decision to name their daughter Lilibet a sign of how close they are to the monarch.

    The royal author also said name Lilibet shows how tight the relationship was between the Queen and Meghan and Prince Harry.

    Speaking on Good Morning America, Omid Scobie said: "When it comes to that relationship with the Queen, it is as strong as ever.

    "They have nothing but love for her. Of course, we saw them name their daughter after the Queen’s very nickname. So that really gives us an insight into that close relationship."

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    Harry could appear on a US chat show

    According to a royal expert, Prince Harry could appear on a popular US chat show to promote his memoirs next year.

    Royal expert Neil Sean said promotion could see the prince take over from James Corden on The Late Late Show. 

    Neil went on to claim that publishers Penguin Random House are likely to expect "a lot of media attention" to promote the memoirs.

    They are due to be released at the end of 2022.

    However, royal fans are upset at this and have accused Prince Harry of trying to upstage the Queen in her Platinum Jubilee year, with one royal fan saying: "They cannot upstage Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. They're not relevant anymore."

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    Hidden signs in Meghan & Harry’s Christmas card 

    THESE are the five hidden signs in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Christmas card.

    • ‘Happy Holidays’
    • Harry’s bare feet
    • Matching denim
    • ‘Diana’s’ bracelet
    • Wedding photographer

    Read the article in full here.

    A difficult Xmas for the Queen

    In her Christmas broadcast, the Queen also celebrated her love for her late husband Prince Philip, who passed away on April 9, 2021.

    This Christmas is the first for 73 years she won’t be spending with Prince Philip.

    She made an emotional speech about how she misses his “mischievous twinkle” and his ability to “squeeze fun out of any situation”.

    The monarch fondly recalled his sense of fun but also said she was “proud beyond words” of his achievements.

    The Queen said her late husband was an “early champion of taking seriously our stewardship of the environment”.

    Explained: When was the photo taken?

    The gorgeous family photo was taken during the summer at the pair’s home in California.

    It’s understood the digital personal holiday card was sent to friends and family.

    The Christmas card snap is the first glimpse the world has had of little Lilibet after the Sussexes welcomed the tot into the world earlier this year.

    Alongside the family snaps, Meghan and Harry donated funds to multiple charities – including Paid Leave For All and Human First Coalition.

    The locations for Sussexes Xmas card

    The gorgeous family photo was taken during the summer at the pair’s home in California.

    It’s understood the digital personal holiday card was sent to friends and family.

    The Christmas card snap is the first glimpse the world has had of little Lilibet after the Sussexes welcomed the tot into the world earlier this year.

    Alongside the family snaps, Meghan and Harry donated funds to multiple charities – including Paid Leave For All and Human First Coalition.

    Kate Garraway on the Sussexes Xmas card

    Kate Garraway has questioned whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Christmas card was released to “usurp” the Queen.

    The TV host discussed how the official image – which saw baby Lilibet Diana photographed for the first time – was released on the same day as Her Majesty’s.

    Kate, 54, and co-host Richard Bacon discussed the image, which seesThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex alongside their kids Archie, two, and Lilibet, six months.

    Showing the first real look at both the children’s faces, the image was released to the public on Thursday on Instagram – much to the delight of Royal fans.

    But it pipped Buckingham Palace’s official photograph of the Queen – whose annual speech will be broadcast tomorrow – to the post.

    It led Kate and Richard, 46, to speculate whether or not there was a reason the Christmas images were released in such quick succession.

    “They released their card half an hour before Buckingham Palace and the Queen did,” Richard explained on Friday morning’s show.

    Kate then asked: “So is there a suggestion, Richard, that they kind of did that to in some way usurp the Queen?”

    Kate – the most fashionable royal

    Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has beaten other members of the Royal Family as she has the most searched for royal outfit of 2021. 

    The Duchess, 39, was named the most fashionable royal woman of 2021 after the glittery dress she wore to the James Bond No Time To Die premiere was revealed as the most popular royal outfit of the year.

    A recent study showed that Google searches for her look were 1,328 percent above the annual average search volume for royal outfits.

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      Harry wearing ‘Diana’s’ bracelet in Xmas snap

      In the Christmas snap with his family, Harry is seen with an assortment of trendy bracelets on his wrist.

      It’s believed the Duke of Sussex acquired the beaded bracelet during a trip to Africa, shortly after his mum Princess Diana passed away and has come to associate it with her.

      In a previous interview, Harry revealed he first visited Africa after his mum died and has come to champion some of the causes she cared deeply about across the continent.

      “I first came [to Africa] in 1997, straight after my mum died,” he explained.

      “My dad told my brother and me to pack our bags — we were going to Africa to get away from it all.”

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      Tom Walker on Kate’s big performance

      The rendition of Walker’s Christmas single For Those Who Can’t Be Here was performed as part of the duchess’s Royal Carols: Together At Christmas concert, filmed earlier this month.

      Speaking about the performance, Tom Walker, who performed alongside the Duchess, said: “She was just so nice. I think the first rehearsal we did she was quite nervous because she hadn’t played with another musician in a very long time.

      “She’s got a piano at home but the one that we’d rented in for the day was going to be the same one we were using for the actual service.

      “It was completely different to hers, so she was trying to get the feel for that.

      “She’s just lovely, really chilled out, very nice, seems really approachable and just really lovely.”

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      Meghan & Harry crowned world’s ‘most talked about’ Royals of year

      The research conducted by Lucky Creek analysed global Google Trends data for the past year to establish which Royal couple had caused searches to skyrocket the most.

      And, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken the top spot.

      • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are revealed as the most ‘talked about’ Royals of the year with searches for the couple 64% higher than any other Royal couple
      • Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March was the most talked about Royal event of the year, with Prince Philip’s death being the second
      • Meghan and Harry were talked about 367% more than William and Kate during this year, despite not being working Royals

      Queen’s nod to Lilibet in Xmas speech

      In the festive broadcast, Her Majesty, 95, celebrated the arrival of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter this year, along with the births of August, Lucas and Sienna.

      The Queen spoke of how Christmas is often seen as a “time for children”, but continued that this is only “half the story”.

      She said: “Adults, when weighed down with worries, sometimes fail to see the joy in simple things, where children do not.

      “And for me and my family, even with one familiar laugh missing this year, there will be joy in Christmas, as we have the chance to reminisce, and see anew the wonder of the festive season through the eyes of our young children, of whom we were delighted to welcome four more this year.

      “They teach us all a lesson – just as the Christmas story does – that in the birth of a child, there is a new dawn with endless potential.”

      Kate Middleton causes searches for 'piano lessons' to explode

      Analysis of Google search data reveals that searches for “piano lessons” exploded 212% on the 25th December in the UK, one day after Kate Middleton played piano alongside singer Tom Walker at the ‘Royal Carols: Together at Christmas’ concert on Christmas Eve.  

      A spokesperson for Oxford Royale commented on the findings: 

      “Kate Middleton is among the world’s most powerful trendsetters, and treating fans to a skilled piano performance, where she displayed fantastic prowess on the keys, has sparked a huge rise in people wanting to learn the instrument as well. 

      "The Duchess of Cambridge has the enviable ability to take the world by utterly storm with her subtlety and grace, and has certainly proved her former piano teacher, who said she would never be a concert pianist, wrong”. 

      This new finding was conducted by international education provider Oxford Royale.

      Dad of Windsor Castle suspect speaks

      Chilling footage shows the masked man threatening to "assassinate the Queen" just minutes before police swooped on him on Christmas Day.

      The dad of a teen suspected of scaling Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow today said "something's gone horribly wrong" with his son.

      His father, Jasbir Singh Chail, told MailOnline: "Something’s gone horribly wrong with our son and we are trying to figure out what.

      "We’ve not had a chance to speak to him but are trying to get him the help he needs.

      "From our perspective, we are going through a difficult time. We are trying to resolve this issue and it’s not easy."

      Jasbir's son, who allegedly grew up in a £500,000 semi-detached house located on a private estate, is believed to have sent the video of him posing with a crossbow to his friends on Snapchat 24 minutes before armed officers pounced on him on Christmas morning.

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        Calls to step up Queen's security

        Calls for Royal security to be stepped up are being made, after a new video emerged allegedly showing the crossbow-carrying intruder who broke into Windsor Castle.

        A video has emerged of a masked man, holding a crossbow, threatened to “assassinate the Queen”.

        Royal correspondent Angela Levin commented on the video on Twitter, urging for security measures to be stepped up to protect the monarch.

        She said the story itself of a break-in was “horrendous” and that the message in the video was “chilling”.

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        Prince Harry to 'take over' from James Corden

        According to one royal commentator, Prince Harry could take over from James Corden on 'The Late Late Show' to promote his book.

        Neil Sean claims the Duke of Sussex will host the show to "sell his book" next year. 

        Mr Sean said it could be "for one night only" but would make "perfect sense"

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        Neighbours on the shock of the intruder

        Neighbours yesterday spoke of their shock about the suspect’s arrest and described how a flurry of police arrived at their private housing estate on Christmas Day.

        One neighbour said: “There was a big commotion with all the police around and it caused some concern, especially as it was Christmas Day.

        “The family keep themselves to themselves, like the rest of the estate, but we know there’s a teenage lad who lives there with his mum and dad.

        “The police didn’t leave the estate until late at night. Everyone was wondering what  was going on.

        “We saw the Windsor story in the news but never  thought our road would be at the centre of it.”

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        Where was the Queen when the intruder broke in?

        The Queen was having breakfast at the time and was informed of the break-in   along with other members of the Royal Family present at the Castle.

        The Queen, 95, was in her private apartments where she was preparing for her first Christmas Day without late husband Prince Philip. 

        As many as 20 family members were inside the castle.

        They were thought to include  Mike and Zara Tindall, Prince Edward and wife Sophie, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie and their children.

        This meant the castle was already on high alert as so many royals were in one place at the same time.

        It remained unclear how and when the intruder made his way to Windsor Castle from his home in Southampton, Hants.

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        Suspect triggered alarms

        Armed police nabbed the 19-year-old intruder at 8.30am after he ­triggered alarms and was spotted on CCTV.

        It was understood the Met has taken on the investigation because the suspect was arrested within the grounds and also because of the ­serious nature of the break-in.

        Police stressed the intruder did not enter any building and that  “security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds.”

        The teenager was sectioned under the Mental Health Act after doctors pronounced him unfit to be dealt with over the break-in.

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        Intruder in Windsor Castle on Xmas Day

        A MASKED man with a crossbow poses in a chilling video in which he threatened to “assassinate the Queen”.

        He was understood to be the man of 19 held by armed police at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.

        Suspect Jaswant Singh Chail was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

        The video was sent to pals from 19-year-old Chail’s Snapchat account 24 minutes before armed officers pounced on him on Christmas Day morning.

        He says: “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.

        “This is revenge for those who have died in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

        “It is also revenge for those  who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated on because of their race.

        “I’m an Indian Sikh, a Sith. My name was Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones.”

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        ‘Big things are coming’ for Meg & Harry

        Spotify previously said “big things are coming” and urged listeners to “stay tuned”.

        One source said recently: “Spotify were delighted when they signed the couple, but the lack of content has mystified them.

        “Particularly as they seem to have no problem producing content for other platforms.”

        Despite this, it is understood the couple were not paid their full £18million fee from Spotify up front.

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        Kate & William’s wedding ‘most influential Royal wedding of all’

        The study, by creative resource Design Bundles, analysed Google Trends data for major Royal weddings over the past 16 years, to discover which couple’s wedding sparked the most interest online.

        Searches for ‘Royal wedding’ spiked to 1487% the average volume in April 2011, the month that Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey – beating all other Royal weddings on the list.

        The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding sparked a 203% bigger spike in searches for ‘Royal wedding’ than the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

        Meanwhile, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles boasts the third-biggest spike in searches. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall saw searches for ‘Royal wedding’ spike 1233% during their wedding ceremony in April 2005.
        As it was the second marriage for both Camilla and Charles, the couple had a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, before enjoying a marriage blessing at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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        A Royal Christmas round up

        • Here is the Queen’s Christmas Day speech in full.
        • We shared how the Queen gave a heartwarming nod to Lilibet in touching Christmas Day speech.
        • We shared five hidden details in the Queen’s Christmas message revealed including sweet nod to Prince Philip.

        Legacy being continued

        The Queen talked about how Prince Philip’s legacy was being carried on by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

        She said: “I am proud beyond words that his pioneering work has been taken on and magnified by our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William – admirably supported by Camilla and Catherine – most recently at the COP climate change summit in Glasgow.”

        But there was no mention of Meghan and Harry, who are now living in California after stepping from royal duties.

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