Buckingham Follies, Act II

How Fagan managed his sunrise visit to the Queen

London's strangest drama of the summer season continued in the Bow Street Magistrates' Court last week. Michael Fagan, 33, the unemployed laborer who had stunned Britain by wandering into Queen Elizabeth's bedroom three weeks ago, was brought into court for a bizarre 17-min. bail hearing. (Bail was denied.) At the same time, a Scotland Yard investigation of the affair revealed just how somnolent the Queen's protection had been during Fagan's peregrination through Buckingham Palace.

Trespass is not illegal under English law; criminal intent must be proved. Since Fagan did not threaten to harm the...

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