Queen's brave reaction to 'intruder' who 'stormed to Windsor Castle with a crossbow to kill her' revealed | The Sun
THE Queen's reaction to the news an armed intruder had broken into Windsor Castle with a crossbow has been revealed in a new book.
Prince Philip's friend Gyles Brandreth has claimed the Queen shrugged off the terrifying incident on Christmas Day last year.
Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, from Southampton, used a rope ladder to scale the castle walls and allegedly announced he was there to "kill the Queen".
Her Majesty was inside eating breakfast before her tribute to late hubby Philip was broadcast to the nation in her emotional Christmas Day message.
Cops swooped on Chail “within moments of him entering the grounds”.
Now the upcoming biography called Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait has revealed how the Queen's made light of an attempt on her life
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In an excerpt published in The Mail On Sunday it says she said to one of her team: "Yes, well, that would have put a dampener on Christmas, wouldn’t it?"
He was arrested and charged under the 1842 Treason Act.
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It comes after it was revealed the Queen secretly fought painful cancer in the final year of her life
Her late Majesty is said to have had a form of bone marrow cancer, which symptoms include bone pain, before her death on September 8.
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Her death certificate, released in September, officially recorded her cause of death as "old age".
But Mr Brandreth wrote: "I had heard that the Queen had a form of myeloma — bone marrow cancer — which would explain her tiredness and weight loss and those ‘mobility issues’ we were often told about during the last year or so of her life.
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