Report: Fake Priest Conned Way into Royal Guards’ Barracks

The British Army said it has launched an urgent investigation after an intruder posing as a priest reportedly spent the night at the barracks of troops who guard Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

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FILE - People take photos as police officers patrol the entrance of Windsor Castle, in Windsor, near London, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. The British Army said Tuesday, May 3, 2022 it has launched an urgent investigation after an intruder posing as priest reportedly spent the night at the barracks of troops who guard Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
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LONDON (AP) — The British Army said Tuesday it has launched an urgent investigation after an intruder posing as a priest reportedly spent the night at the barracks of troops who guard Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. The Sun newspaper and broadcaster Talk TV reported that the man was admitted to Victoria Barracks last week after claiming to be a friend of the battalion’s padre. It said he spent the evening eating and drinking…

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