Crossbow-carrying intruder charged after 'attempt to assassinate' the queen

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A man has been charged after he was caught trespassing on the grounds of Windsor Castle over the Christmas holidays last year.

In a Snapchat video, 20-year-old Jaswant Singh Chail from Southampton said: "I'm sorry. I'm sorry for what I've done and what I will do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family. This is revenge for those who have died in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre."

On Tuesday, Chail was charged with threatening to kill, possessing an offensive weapon after a crossbow was found on the property following his arrest, and an offence under section 2 of the Treason Act 1842, according to the Metropolitan Police, People reports.

He is being detained and is expected to appear at Westminster Magistrate's Court on 17 August.

The queen spent Christmas at Windsor Castle last year with Prince Charles and Camilla, skipping her visit to Sandringham for the second year in a row due to rising Covid-19 infections.  

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