Man arrested while climbing into Royal Mews by Buckingham Palace

Royal Mews is home to the Gold State Coach. File photo: Reuters

Royal Mews is home to the Gold State Coach. File photo: Reuters

Published Sep 17, 2023


A man was arrested in the earlier hours of Saturday morning after being spotted climbing into the Royal Mews adjacent to Buckingham Palace in London, police said.

Officers were alerted to reports at 1.25am of the man climbing the wall to get into the Royal Mews which backs on to the palace garden.

Police said a 25-year-old man was detained outside the stables in the Royal Mews, which is responsible for all road travel arrangements for King Charles and members of the royal family, and is home to the Gold State Coach.

The man was arrested under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act for trespassing and has been taken into custody, police said.

They also added that "at no point" did the intruder "enter Buckingham Palace or the Palace Gardens", the BBC reported.

According to Sky News, no members of the royal family were in residence at the time.

While appearing in ‘I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!,’ Mike Tindall revealed he’s enjoyed plenty of overnight stays at the royal residence in London – and admitted it’s actually a lot more informal than most would think.

The husband of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara said, “A lot of it’s all the state rooms and there’s only a little bit of living. Yeah, I’ve stayed there.”