…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
A Threat Motivated by Retaliation
A recently disclosed FBI file has brought to light an assassination attempt on the late Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to California in 1983.
The motive behind the threat was the alleged death of the assailant’s daughter, whom he claimed was killed by a “rubber bullet” fired in Northern Ireland.
Early Warning and Planned Attack
The FBI became aware of the planned attack on February 4, 1983, approximately a month before the queen’s scheduled visit alongside her late husband, Prince Philip.
The recently released documents, available on the FBI’s information website called The Vault, provide details of the incident.
The man had intended to harm the queen either by dropping an object from the Golden Gate Bridge onto the royal yacht or by launching an attack during her visit to Yosemite National Park.
Preventive Measures and a Safe Visit
In response to the imminent threat, the Secret Service took action and arranged for the closure of the walkways on the Golden Gate Bridge as the queen’s yacht passed beneath it.
This precautionary measure aimed to mitigate any potential harm to the queen during her visit.
A Successful Visit Amidst Ongoing Danger
Despite the serious danger posed by the assassination attempt, the queen’s visit proceeded smoothly without any reported incidents.
Queen Elizabeth II had encountered numerous assassination attempts throughout her reign, highlighting the constant need for heightened security and vigilance surrounding her public engagements.
Additional Assassination Attempt and Subsequent Developments
In December 2021, an individual named Jaswant Singh Chail broke into Windsor Castle, armed with a crossbow, with the intention of killing the queen.
Chail sought revenge for the 1919 Amritsar massacre in colonial India.
It is worth noting that Queen Elizabeth II passed away nine months later, on September 8, 2022.
Guilty Plea in Connection with Windsor Castle Incident
In February 2023, Jaswant Singh Chail pleaded guilty to charges related to the attempted harm of Queen Elizabeth II.
He was charged with offenses including attempting to “injure the person of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, making threats to kill, and possessing an offensive weapon.”
The guilty plea marked a significant development in the legal proceedings associated with the Windsor Castle incident.
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