Man with knife in Buckingham Palace | accused

A man was charged with breaking into Buckingham Palace armed with a knife.

On Thursday (April 15, 2021), police officers came across the royal residence after a man was discovered trying to gain access.

Apparently he had tried to get into a service courtyard around 11.30 a.m.


Police have accused a man of trampling on and possessing a knife at Buckingham Palace (Photo / Image Credit: Pexels)

City police officers have now charged a man following the alleged incident.

Chorrie Thompson, 46, was charged with stepping into a sheltered area and holding a blade or sharp object in a public place.

Thompson of Neasden, London, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

Buckingham Palace: Second alleged violation in two days

The alleged Thursday incident came just two days after a similar incident at the palace.

Another man was seen on Tuesday allegedly brandishing an ax near the residence.

Vladyslav Dryhval, 46, was arrested near the Mall in London around 6:30 p.m.

Man charged with knife at Buckingham Palace
Another man was charged with a separate incident at Buckingham Palace during the week (Photo credit: Splashnews.com).

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Dryhval was charged with two counts of possession of an assault weapon and one count of possession of an article of blade.

When he later appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court, he reportedly refused to come out of his cell.

Dryhval has not made a plea and has been taken into custody. He will appear at Southwark Crown Court on May 13th.

Where does the queen live now?

The Queen is currently absent from Buckingham Palace.

Her Majesty was at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip throughout the pandemic before his death.

The Duke of Edinburgh died in the castle on Friday 9 April 2021 at the age of 99. His funeral took place at Windsor Castle today.

Man charged with possession of a knife at Buckingham Palace
The Queen lives at Windsor Castle (Photo credit: Splashnews.com)

Before the funeral, the armed police formed a “ring of steel” in the area.

Cops were seen searching the drains and the nearby river while going through strict security checkpoints.

Due to Covid restrictions, the public was told to stay away and watch the service at home.

Prince Philip lay down to rest

The funeral procession began at 2:45 p.m. when the Queen arrived at St. George’s Chapel in Bentley state.

Her Majesty, 94, was dressed all in black and wore a face mask.

Due to the pandemic, only 30 mourners were invited to the service and there was social distancing in the chapel.

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Prince Harry flew to England for his grandfather’s funeral and was among the procession.

His pregnant wife, Meghan Markle, stayed at her home in California by order of the doctors.

However, she sent a wreath and a handwritten note in honor of Prince Philip.

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