The crowning of King Charles on Saturday will undoubtedly be one of the most profitable events in recent memory. Over $120 million is said to have been set aside for the occasion, with a large portion of that going towards security.
However, just days before the big day, an incident outside Buckingham Palace has shocked the public.
According to reports, a man flung things onto the Buckingham Palace grounds while concurrently threatening King Charles. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, but it was enough to make headlines around the world.
The Palace has now gone to social media to break their silence following the tragedy.
For the first time since 1953, the United Kingdom will witness a monarch’s coronation this weekend. The coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6. Naturally, the weekend’s itinerary is jam-packed.
“I’m going to kill the king,” the guy, who was also carrying a knife, yelled.
“He was in his thirties at the time.” One witness told The Sun, “He’s been here the last few nights shouting, ‘I’m going to kill the King!'” “The police jumped on him as soon as he placed the bag on the ground.” “They were yelling at him, ‘Get down on the floor.'”
Neither monarch Charles nor Queen Camilla were present at Buckingham Palace when the incident occurred, but such an occurrence may make the monarch and queen concerned about the coronation. Charles and Camilla’s official Instagram account issued a statement the day after the man was arrested.
We may deduce from the few words exchanged that they will not devote any additional energy to a lone individual attempting to derail their big moment. Their post depicted military personnel taking part in a nighttime rehearsal prior to the coronation.
“Three days to go… #Coronation,” the caption read.
The person in question was also carrying a bag, which he left at the palace grounds’ gates. According to the Mirror, it contained passports, a mobile phone, bank cards, and a laptop case. The book The Happiness Advantage, which discusses how to use positive psychology to “enhance individual achievement,” was also discovered.
The bag was controlled exploded by police.
The man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon. Scotland Yard regarded the disturbance as an individual mental health episode rather than a terror-related one.