Britain: Royal Scare

Six blanks fired at Elizabeth

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made an easy target: dressed in a scarlet uniform, mounted on her charger Burmese and followed by her husband Prince Philip and her son Prince Charles, the Queen, 55, was leading 1,000 troops of her Guards division down London's Mall. The royal family was bound for the huge open ground of the Horse Guards Parade for the annual ceremony of the Trooping the Color in honor of the monarch's official birthday. Suddenly, as millions of television viewers looked on, six shots rang out. The Queen's horse reared. She looked pale and...

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