A plot was uncovered by British police, where four terrorists were to kill Queen Elizabeth II this weekend. The assassins were anarchists who had intended to stab the Queen to death, during the celebrations this weekend; which were to commemorate the 96 years that have passed since the end of World War I. The celebrations are usually frequented by the Queen; which worked into the plot of the terrorists to have her killed.
The plot was put together by so-called “freedom fighters,” that ranged in age from 19 to 27 years old. Raids were conducted in Buckinghamshire and West London, in order to foil the terrorists’ plans. Although it’s believed that they were going to stab the 88-year-old queen to death, it’s also believed that the terrorists had access to firearms. Although the Queen was warned about the potential plot, she still plans to join in the weekend festivities.
On Saturday, there will be an annual Royal British Legion Festival, celebrating the end of World War I. The Queen is expected to lay a wreath at Sunday’s remembrance celebration, that is preceded by two minutes of silence. This is not the first plot to assassinate the Queen. The Lithgow Plot was a plot to assassinate the Queen and her husband while they visited Australia on a Royal tour.
In 1970, the Queen and her husband Philip were on a train that came upon a log on the tracks. The plot was to have the train derail after hitting the log, but because the train had been going at unusually slow speeds, it actually spared their lives. Australia kept the plot a secret from the royal couple, in order to avoid the embarrassment of the government of Australia.
Queen Elizabeth assumed the role of Queen at age 25 and ruled over the throne for over 50 years.