Elizabeth II: man arrested after bomb threat in her Scottish palace

The alert was given around 8:50 p.m. On Wednesday March 24, the Scottish authorities were contacted following the discovery of a suspicious package at Holyrood Palace, the official residence of Elizabeth II in Scotland. In a statement, the Edinburgh police announced that they had mobilized a demining team, which managed to “neutralize” the package. A 39-year-old man was then arrested, a law enforcement spokesperson said, although there was actually no threat to the public. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the incident.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, a short walk from the majestic Holyrood Park and less than two kilometers from Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace welcomes Queen Elizabeth II during her official engagements in the North of the United Kingdom. Founded by the King of Scotland, David I in 1128, the palace is one of the country’s main tourist attractions. When the sovereign is not staying there, nor any member of the royal family, the public is allowed to do so. The estate is nevertheless currently closed, due to the health crisis.

Scotland, the Queen’s favorite summer destination

The Palace of Holyrood is not the only Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Another of his favorite destinations in Scotland is in the Aberdeenshire region in the north-east of the country. This is Balmoral Castle, a former possession of the King of Scotland Robert II where the Queen and her family traditionally like to spend the summer. It is also there that Elizabeth II spent the month of August 2020, even if since the start of the pandemic, the queen has been staying, with her husband Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle, in the south. from England.

Queen Elisabeth II © EXPRESS SYNDICATION

Queen Elisabeth II © EXPRESS SYNDICATION
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