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The Queen Was in Residence at Buckingham Palace During the Terrorist Attack

Posted on the 23 March 2017 by Sumithardia

Wednesday afternoon in London, a terrorist struck in the heart of London. I’m calling the assailant a terrorist because British law enforcement says that this incident is being investigated as a terrorist attack. The terrorist ran his car into foot pedestrians outside of Parliament. The terrorist then stabbed a police officer, killing him, and then the terrorist was shot by armed police. Most of the non-fatal injuries from the attack were from the terrorist plowing through people with his car, and French and British students are among the 20-some injured, most of whom needed hospitalization. Prime Minister Theresa May was in the Parliament building when the terrorist attack began, although it is believed that she was quickly moved. The Queen was also in residence at Buckingham Palace, just a short distance from Parliament.
Queen Elizabeth was at Buckingham Palace when the “terrorist incident” occurred in London. The Royal Standard was flying above the landmark building about a mile from the Houses of Parliament where four were killed, signifying that she was in residence. Earlier in the day, she had conducted an audience with the ambassador of Thailand Pisanu Suvanajata and his wife.
As the Houses of Parliament were in lockdown, palace staff said they would not comment on security matters concerning the royal family, because that is an issue for the police.
The Queen’s son and heir Prince Charles was in Yorkshire, northeastern England, carrying out a variety of visits. He started the day at a farm, which is the home to some small businesses, and was between two appointments, having just left the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, where he had been learning more about the training and education there, when news broke of the incident 220 miles south in London. His “away-day” tour continued and ended when he met patients, volunteers and staff at the Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract. his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was at a school in Newmarket, about 70 miles north of London.
Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry were not doing anything publicly today. Their office at Kensington Palace would not comment on their whereabouts. Kate has an engagement in London on Thursday, to highlight the importance of mental health in mothers as part of the royals’ Heads Together campaign. Also on Thursday, the Queen is scheduled to open the Metropolitan Police’s new headquarters, a short distance from the attack.

[From People]
I would imagine that Buckingham Palace would have also been put on lockdown as soon as the attack began. I don’t know the protocol, but in the Nuclear Age, I’m guessing that BP has some kind of fortified underground bunker, and maybe they made the Queen get in the bunker. As for William and Kate… I bet you they were in Norfolk. I bet Kate’s plan was to take the helicopter into London today. Harry, I bet, was already staying in London. Last we heard, Meghan Markle was visiting and she and Harry were holed up at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace.
Now, was it the right move for Charles to just keep going on with his Newmarket tour? On one hand, what was he supposed to do, drop everything and drive back to London? Of course not. Part of me thinks that “just getting on with it” is a baller move – after a terrorist attack, people always say “don’t let this affect your daily life,” but Charles is really living that. He barely skipped a beat.

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Source: celebitchy.com

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