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Man charged with trespassing at Buckingham Palace with knife UK News

A man has been charged with trespassing at Buckingham Palace with a knife.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, police arrested a 46-year-old man who was trying to enter through a door into a service courtyard at the back of the London Royal Residence.

Chorrie Thompson, 46, of Ashcombe Park, Neasden, northwest London, was charged on Friday with trespassing on a protected site and possessing a blade or sharp item in a public place.

He will appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, Metropolitan Police said.

Met Police confirmed charges were laid on Saturday as the Royal Family prepared to put Prince Philip to rest.

Just over a week ago, on April 9, the Duke of Edinburgh, whom the Queen described as “her rock”, passed away at the age of 99.

Tributes have since poured in from around the world, with Prince Harry calling his grandfather a “joke legend”.

Due to Covid restrictions, no more than 30 people can attend and Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen – like all guests – will wear a face mask.

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