Queen Elizabeth was just rocked by an arrest as two people were taken into custody for allegedly trespassing on the property of one of her estates.
The Guardian reported that a 31 year-old man and a 29 year-old woman were arrested on charges related to an incident that took place outside the Royal Lodge, which is located at Windsor Great Park. The incident reportedly occurred on April 25 at the Berkenshire property.
Thames Valley police said that the man and woman, who have not been identified, were “arrested on suspicion of being found in or upon enclosed premises and have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.”
“There was no risk to any individual on the site,” the police continued in their statement.
The Royal Lodge is the official residence of Prince Andrew, who is the third child and second son of the Queen and Prince Philip. The Royal Lodge is located in a private section of the approximately 5,000-acre Windsor Great Park, much of which is open to the public during daytime hours. The Queen’s late mother previously lived there before her death in 2002.
This came at a difficult time for the Queen, as her husband of 73 years passed away on April 9. When she celebrated her 95th birthday days later on April 21, the Queen released a rare personal statement paying tribute to him and thanking the public for their support.
“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate,” the Queen said. “While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.”
“My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days,” she added. “We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”
Those close to the Queen have said that despite her immense grief over Philip’s death, she will not be stepping down from the throne.
“Her family will step up and be by her side, but she will carry on. She understands that she has a job to do, and [Philip] would have wanted her to crack on. She did do so when he retired from public life,” one senior aide said, with a royal insider adding, “She will never abdicate because of duty and honor and public service is so deep in her, as it was for him.”