The young man who threatened to kill Queen Elizabeth II and infiltrated Windsor Castle in 2021 pleaded guilty

Jaswant Singh Chail

A arrested man in the house of the deceased Queen isabel II in the castle of Windsor with a loaded crossbow declared guilty this Friday before a London court for an offense under the Treason and threaten the monarch with death.

Jaswant Singh Chail21, admitted to the crimes before the London court of old bailey after being arrested wearing a hood, mask and gloves on the castle grounds, west London, at around 8am on Christmas Day 2021.

Isabel, who died in September of last year, was in the castle on the day of the intrusion with her son and now King Carlos and other close relatives.

“Chail” entered the protected areas of Windsor Castle after threatening to kill Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Fortunately, police officers intervened and no one was injured,” he said. Nick PriceHead of the Special Crimes and Anti-Terrorism Division of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Police officers stand guard at Windsor Castle.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File
Police officers stand guard at Windsor Castle. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File (SIMON DAWSON/)

Chail had spent months planning the attack, the prosecution stated in a previous hearing. When he was approached by a protection agent, Chail said: “I am here to kill the queen”.

He appeared at London’s Old Bailey court hearing Friday by video link dressed in a black jacket, speaking only to confirm his name and plead guilty to three counts of death threats, possession of an offensive weapon and an offense under the Treason Act of 1842.

Judge Jeremy Baker said he would sentence Chail on March 31, and the court ordered medical reports to be prepared.

In 1981, Marcus Sarjaent was sentenced to five years in prison under the Treason Act, after pleading guilty to firing blanks at the Queen during the annual Trooping the Color parade in central London.

(With information from Reuters)

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