Royal intruder caught! Woman claiming to be engaged to Prince Andrew arrested on Windsor estate

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Prince Andrew may need to up his private security after guards let through a female stalker on his Royal Lodge estate. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Prince Andrew may need to up his private security after guards let through a female stalker on his Royal Lodge estate. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

A Spanish woman dressed to the nines managed to talk her way through security to enter the grounds of Prince Andrew’s Royal Lodge home in Windsor.

The 44-year-old, who has since been arrested and sectioned under the 1984 Mental Health Act, claimed she was the royal’s fiancée and had a lunch appointment with him.

Security officials were so taken in by her polished act they even paid her taxi fare before waving her into the grounds.

'She was apparently very smartly dressed, in suit trousers, a yellow blouse and peach jacket and had her hair done up and full makeup'
A close source

“She cut quite a glamorous figure and the guards were completely taken in by her," said a close source.

The woman then wandered around the grounds for about 20 minutes before asking a household staff member where Andrew was.

She claimed her name was Irene Windsor and she was engaged to Andrew (61).

(PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Prince Andrew's home, the Royal Lodge, in Great Windsor Park. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)


A suspicious staffer alerted the cops who then arrested the woman in the lobby of the home Andrew shares with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.

In her bag they found maps of the Royal Lodge as well as other royal family residences along with a self-defence key.

A security review is currently underway following the unnerving incident.

(PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
At present Prince Andrew's private security on his estate is provided out of the queen's private finances. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

It also raises questions about the decision last year to scale back Andrew’s police protection following cost-cutting measures and his withdrawal from royal duties following his involvement with the late convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

It’s believed Andrew still has Metropolitan Police personal protection as the son of the monarch, but it’s understood his officers are not armed in line with other royals.

His private security at his home is provided by the Privy Purse, the queen’s private income.

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, the sun.co.uk, bbc.com

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