Prince Andrew's home attracts two intruders with confusing gap in front gate

Prince Andrew's home attracts two intruders with confusing gap in front gate

WATCH NOW: Prince Andrew remains ‘socially outcast’ and spends much of his time at Royal Lodge

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 12/01/2024

- 16:23

The Duke of York has lived in Royal Lodge since 2003

Prince Andrew's home attracted two intruders with a confusing gap in the front gate, it has been claimed.

Confused tourists were pictured crossing the threshold into the Royal Lodge estate in Windsor.

It is not known if the Duke of York was at home when the two intruders decided to wander.

However, photographs from the scene show a big gap in the gates and no visible security.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew's front gate had two intruders


The main security guard was understood to be in the nearby hut, so did not see the tourists try and prise the gates open further.

It is not known how long the confused wanderers were on the estate before they were found.

Prince Andrew's 30-bedroom home in Windsor sits on 98 acres of land.

It has been home to the duke since 2003, with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson moving into the Windsor home in 2008.

Royal LodgeRoyal Lodge has been Prince Andrew's home since 2003PA

The estate has seen intruders before, with a "smartly dressed" woman claiming to be Andrew's fiancee found on the grounds by security in 2021.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that a woman calling herself "Irene Windsor" gained access to the grounds by pretending to be attending a formal dinner.

She said she was engaged to the prince and living in Royal Lodge at the time.

Security staff reportedly found maps of his home in her handbag. The woman then proceeded to wander the ground for 20 minutes before she was escorted off the property.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew spends much of his time at Royal Lodge


Prince AndrewPrince Andrew has not been a working member of the Royal Family since late 2019PA

In a statement, Thames Valley Police said a 43-year-old woman was initially arrested for trespassing and later sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

A spokesman for the service said: "Thames Valley Police were called to the Royal Lodge at Windsor Great Park on Monday morning to reports of a female trespasser.

"The woman, aged 43, was intercepted and arrested. She was subsequently de-arrested and has been sectioned under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act."

The spokesman added that there was not thought to be a "risk to any individual on the site".

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