As Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years of reign, she faces a new scandal
Six of his Irish Guards were arrested
They are suspected of conspiracy
At the start of June, all eyes were on Queen Elizabeth II. And for good reason, the Monarch celebrated her 70 years of reign. From Thursday June 2, the whole of the UK celebrated its platinum jubilee, honoring its actions around the world. Although his health is still fragile, the mother of prince Charles was indeed present during the festivities. A way to reassure his subjects about his health. But now Queen Elizabeth II found herself in spite of herself, at the heart of a new controversy. Indeed, six of his Irish Guards were arrested during an operation carried out by the Royal Military Police in the Mons barracks in the south of England.
They are charged with conspiracy to supply drugs and offenses relating to money lending and money laundering, according to information released by the UK Ministry of Defence. While their regiment was to lead the parade of Trooping the Colour, the Irish Guards in question did not take part in this event. “The military does not tolerate any type of illegal or fraudulent behaviour. As this is now the subject of an independent investigation by the Royal Military Police, it is inappropriate to make any further comments,” the spokesman said. Department of Defense.
Queen Elizabeth II facing royal family scandals
This is a new scandal that taints the Crown a little more. Indeed, Elizabeth II is already confronted with the stormy behavior of her grandson, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. To this must be added the accusations of sexual assault against Prince Andrew. Her favorite son didn’t take part in all the platinum jubilee festivities. Indeed, Buckingham Palace preferred to dismiss it to avoid any controversy.
Queen Elizabeth II © Dana Press