An intruder managed to not only convince the highly respected Coldstream Guards that he is a priest, but he also got to spend the night at Windsor Castle’s army barracks.
The Coldstream Guards is the battalion known for their iconic red coats and bearskin hats.
The man, whose identity is not known, claimed to be a friend of Reverend Matt Coles, a chaplain for the guards.
The Telegraph reports that the intruder is believed to have gained the trust of senior guards, dining, drinking and even being provided with a bed within the barracks before things took a turn the following morning.
The police were called, and the intruder was removed from the premises. No arrests have been made.
A British Army spokesperson told NBC News that the matter is serious.
“The Army takes this breach of security extremely seriously and it will be thoroughly investigated as a matter of priority. This incident is now part of an ongoing investigation and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”
It’s believed that the same man entered a local pub in the area, asking for free food. He claimed to be Prince Harry’s friend from the United States.
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