The British military said on Tuesday that it had launched an investigation after reports that a man posing as a priest managed to infiltrate the barracks of the Coldstream Guards. The imposter socialized with the elite soldiers tasked with protecting the Queen, spending a night at Victoria Barracks near Windsor Castle.
“The army takes this breach of security extremely seriously and it will be thoroughly investigated as a matter of priority,” a Ministry of Defence spokesperson said, but declined to comment further as the incident was now “part of an ongoing investigation.”
The breach, which occurred last week, was first reported by The Sun on Monday. According to the tabloid’s source, the man showed up at the barracks’ gate and successfully conned his way in without showing any identification or presenting credentials.