Man who climbed into Queen’s bedroom in 1982 says he has ‘lit a candle’ for the late monarch

Man who climbed into Queen’s bedroom in 1982 says he has ‘lit a candle’ for the late monarch and is saddened by her death

The man who broke into the Queen’s bedroom 40 years ago has said he is ‘sad that she has gone’.

Michael Fagan broke into Buckingham Palace twice in 1982, managing to enter the Queen’s bedroom and waking her up when he opened the curtains.

Fagan, who is schizophrenic, spoke to the Queen about his family for around 10 minutes.

The monarch apparently thought the intruder was just a drunk member of the palace staff. 

Queen Elizabeth got out of bed and said she would leave the room to get someone, sending for a footman who gave Fagan whiskey until the police arrived.

Fagan, who is schizophrenic, broke into the palace and spoke to the Queen about his family for around 10 minutes

The Queen, pictured in 1982, was taken by surprise but was able to send for help after Fagan broke in

The Queen, pictured in 1982, was taken by surprise but was able to send for help after Fagan broke in

Fagan had also managed to break into the palace two nights before by climbing over a fence and scaling a drainpipe to an unlocked window.

He is said to have sat on the thrones of Buckingham Palace, drank some of the wine and urinated on the corgis’ food.

Fagan, 74, told LadBible he was saddened by the recent passing of the Queen and had lit a candle to remember her.

He said: ‘I am quite sad that she has gone. I don’t want to say anything more – just that I hope she rests in peace.

‘I have no plans to go to the funeral but I have been to church to light a candle for her and hopefully it is all behind me.

‘I think Charles will do a good job and look after the planet. He will be very good at that. 

‘There is also too much division between the rich and poor in society and I think Charles will help heal that.’

Fagan is the only person to have broken into Buckingham Palace while the monarch is staying there, but there have been several other attempts since 1982.

A man was able to scale a wall and kick down a door to gain entry to the palace in 2013 when Queen Elizabeth was not in residence.

Security has been tightened significantly since Fagan managed to break in, and the palace was made a protected site under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act.

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