Britain: God Save the Queen, Fast

A palace intruder gives new urgency to an old refrain

God take care of this monarch as well, especially since her protectors last week seemed astonish ingly inept at doing so. In an incident that London's Daily Express scathingly called "the most gross and scandalous lapse of security in her 30-year reign," Queen Elizabeth II was abruptly awakened by an intruder early one morning and forced to spend an eerie ten minutes conversing with him. The visitor had evaded guardsmen, bobbies, servants, surveillance cameras and electronic devices to reach the royal bedroom, one flight up from the palace grounds.

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