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(CNN)   So, that intruder at Buckingham Palace? Yeah....turns out it was Prince Andrew taking an evening walk in the garden. I say, that's a sterling bit of police work there, Louis, old boy; carry on   (cnn.com) divider line 49
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2013-09-08 01:17:28 PM
I'm sure Prince Andrew wasn't too upset considering the fact that there was a real security breach a few days beforehand.
 
2013-09-08 01:30:09 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I'm sure Prince Andrew wasn't too upset considering the fact that there was a real security breach a few days beforehand.


Exactly.  They saw someone at a distance they couldn't identify.  They stopped him and identified him.  <shrug> Nothing to see here.
 
2013-09-08 01:57:56 PM
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"....dash of suspense on an otherwise banal day, chaps!"
 
2013-09-08 03:28:25 PM
The first incident actually happened. This was a second incident because everyone was jumpy about the first one.
 
2013-09-08 03:29:04 PM
Andrew is an arms dealer, this is probably the closest he ever came to sampling the product.
 
2013-09-08 03:30:44 PM
No subby.  That's a sterling bit of journalism there.  It was a non-event that the media sensationalized before getting the facts.
 
2013-09-08 03:30:50 PM
Sounds like the proper security measures were followed, and nothing went wrong.
 
2013-09-08 03:33:40 PM
Oh, good show....everything seems tip top.....cheerio and all that pip pip stuff!

/ News at 11.....British palace security does their job.....OMG!
 
2013-09-08 03:38:40 PM

silverjets: No subby.  That's a sterling bit of journalism there.  It was a non-event that the media sensationalized before getting the facts.


It's amazing -- they checked a guys ID and it makes international news

Did they ever release details of the true breech?
 
2013-09-08 03:42:24 PM

uber humper: silverjets: No subby.  That's a sterling bit of journalism there.  It was a non-event that the media sensationalized before getting the facts.

It's amazing -- they checked a guys ID and it makes international news

Did they ever release details of the true breech?


Yes, partially. Link
 
2013-09-08 03:45:47 PM
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2013-09-08 03:47:35 PM
I would make a snarky comment about how old Andy is looking except that I am the same age and looking every bit my age.
 
2013-09-08 03:53:25 PM
They must not handle things the same way the Secret Service does. The White House is blanketed in video cameras and the Secret Service watches everyone's movements. They'd have known exactly who it was without having to approach to check.
 
2013-09-08 03:55:54 PM
Where was the original article. I must have missed that one.
 
2013-09-08 03:56:46 PM
So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.
 
2013-09-08 03:59:59 PM

Gyrfalcon: So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.


I think the newsworthiness is that they should know the face of one of the small number of actual royals in residence.
 
2013-09-08 04:03:55 PM
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They kind of look alike in 8-bit.
 
2013-09-08 04:06:39 PM

jjorsett: They must not handle things the same way the Secret Service does. The White House is blanketed in video cameras and the Secret Service watches everyone's movements. They'd have known exactly who it was without having to approach to check.


I forget who it was, but there was a President who locked himself out of the White House in his pajamas while taking his dog out for a late night pee.

And a quick google tells me that it was Ford.
 
2013-09-08 04:09:14 PM
Louis: I say, Chief Constable Wiggums, I could use a bit of tuck.
Chief Constable Wiggums: Capital idea. I hear there is a new tuck shoppe around the corner that sells a Dutch pastry with a hole in the middle to ensure even cooking. I could murder a few of those with a culpa.
Eddie: Right ho! Then! Let us hie ourselves hence and sample the pie man's wares.
 
2013-09-08 04:10:44 PM
Please read cuppa for culpa in the. Chief Constable Wiggums evidently has a guilty conscience and misspoke himself.
 
2013-09-08 04:12:13 PM
Aw, crap. I'm out of here.
 
2013-09-08 04:15:38 PM

Bathia_Mapes: uber humper: silverjets: No subby.  That's a sterling bit of journalism there.  It was a non-event that the media sensationalized before getting the facts.

It's amazing -- they checked a guys ID and it makes international news

Did they ever release details of the true breech?

Yes, partially. Link


Thanks.  They're pretty tight lipped.  I wanna know -- drunks, machete wielding Muslims, jewel thieves, Russian spies???
 
2013-09-08 04:16:49 PM

cptjeff: jjorsett: They must not handle things the same way the Secret Service does. The White House is blanketed in video cameras and the Secret Service watches everyone's movements. They'd have known exactly who it was without having to approach to check.

I forget who it was, but there was a President who locked himself out of the White House in his pajamas while taking his dog out for a late night pee.

And a quick google tells me that it was Ford.


That poor guy. After stumbling one time he got the rep of a doofus and every misstep after that was big news. I'll bet most presidents do similar things and don't get the crap that Ford got dumped on him. In fact, I remember that Obama once tried to enter the White House thru what he thought was a door and turned out to be a window. If Ford had done that, late night TV would have never let him live it down.
 
2013-09-08 04:17:03 PM

Bathia_Mapes: I'm sure Prince Andrew wasn't too upset considering the fact that there was a real security breach a few days beforehand.


The last time the Met Police were jumpy they ended up shooting Jean Charles de Menezes dead.  Prince Andrew got off lightly.
 
2013-09-08 04:19:08 PM
The reasons it is a story are that there was speculation initially that the police drew firearms, which was later denied, and that there shouldn't be any Royals at that palace as they are (and traditionally are) at Balmoral in Scotland until October.
So, coupled with the incident two days previously you get what might be an Andrew look-alike (the police DO know what he looks like) in the garden (he wasn't in the house) of a palace that had been breached once already this week.
He was lucky they didn't taser him.
 
2013-09-08 04:19:25 PM

YoOjo: Andrew is an arms dealer, this is probably the closest he ever came to sampling the product.


Apart from that time when he was a helicopter pilot on HMS Invincible during the Falklands and was close enough to the SS Atlantic Convayor when it got hit by an Exocet that he was piloting the first helicopter to airlift casualties.

But apart from that.
 
2013-09-08 04:20:17 PM

jayphat: Where was the original article. I must have missed that one.


http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,922952,00.html
/previous, original
 
2013-09-08 04:25:10 PM
Headline needs more guv'nuh.
 
2013-09-08 04:29:50 PM
So that ACTUAL intruder, a couple days ago?  Yeah, that was a real intruder.  This was palace security on high alert.  Good job all around.  Subby < Retarded kid
 
2013-09-08 04:30:46 PM

Norfolking Chance: YoOjo: Andrew is an arms dealer, this is probably the closest he ever came to sampling the product.

Apart from that time when he was a helicopter pilot on HMS Invincible during the Falklands and was close enough to the SS Atlantic Convayor when it got hit by an Exocet that he was piloting the first helicopter to airlift casualties.

But apart from that.


Was he shot at? I realise the Royals play dress up and are allowed to fly things but do they get shot at in this day and age? I assume not, so was simply referring to that when I mulled the possibility that this was the first time he came close to the wrong end of a gun.
I don't mean to be disrespectful to your monarchy boner though so please, carry on.
 
2013-09-08 04:32:15 PM

Maynotlast: So that ACTUAL intruder, a couple days ago?  Yeah, that was a real intruder.  This was palace security on high alert.  Good job all around.  Subby < Retarded kid


I wish I'd said that
 
2013-09-08 04:37:26 PM

YoOjo: Norfolking Chance: YoOjo: Andrew is an arms dealer, this is probably the closest he ever came to sampling the product.

Apart from that time when he was a helicopter pilot on HMS Invincible during the Falklands and was close enough to the SS Atlantic Convayor when it got hit by an Exocet that he was piloting the first helicopter to airlift casualties.

But apart from that.

Was he shot at? I realise the Royals play dress up and are allowed to fly things but do they get shot at in this day and age? I assume not, so was simply referring to that when I mulled the possibility that this was the first time he came close to the wrong end of a gun.
I don't mean to be disrespectful to your monarchy boner though so please, carry on.


?? He was on active duty flying helicopters in a free fire zone. Just an FYI, the heir would be the one who wouldn't be allowed directly in harms way.
 
2013-09-08 04:38:46 PM

Gyrfalcon: So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.


I think it might go something like this:

"African American male in the Rose Garden, repeat: AA male, 50-55, in Rose Garden! Swarm, swarm!"
 
2013-09-08 04:39:08 PM
Ugh, too many boners.
 
2013-09-08 04:47:50 PM
Andrew, the son of Queen Elizabeth II, was born in the palace in 1960, has offices there, and spends much of his time there.

A grown man still living in his mother's basement.  So what's his Fark handle?
 
2013-09-08 04:54:49 PM
That's the official story and they're sticking to it.
 
2013-09-08 04:55:01 PM
Read in another article this morning that he was told to raise his hands and get on the ground. Do you think he complied??
 
2013-09-08 05:36:51 PM

gwowen: The first incident actually happened. This was a second incident because everyone was jumpy about the first one.


In America, he would have been fined a million and forced to apologize for not being considerate of everyone under the circumstances.

/also shot multiple times by the local SWAT and arrested for "terroristic activity"
 
2013-09-08 05:39:33 PM

carrion_luggage: Gyrfalcon: So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.

I think it might go something like this:

"African American male in the Rose Garden, repeat: AA male, 50-55, in Rose Garden! Swarm, swarm!"


DRINK!
 
2013-09-08 06:16:48 PM
Apparently, it was just Prince Albert going to the can.
 
2013-09-08 06:37:12 PM

jayphat: Where was the original article. I must have missed that one.


I posted it up the thread a bit.
 
2013-09-08 06:51:39 PM
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2013-09-08 07:36:47 PM

jjorsett: They must not handle things the same way the Secret Service does. The White House is blanketed in video cameras and the Secret Service watches everyone's movements. They'd have known exactly who it was without having to approach to check.


Well, the UK just doesn't have as many CCTV cameras as the US....
 
2013-09-08 08:11:27 PM

YoOjo: Norfolking Chance: YoOjo: Andrew is an arms dealer, this is probably the closest he ever came to sampling the product.

Apart from that time when he was a helicopter pilot on HMS Invincible during the Falklands and was close enough to the SS Atlantic Convayor when it got hit by an Exocet that he was piloting the first helicopter to airlift casualties.

But apart from that.

Was he shot at? I realise the Royals play dress up and are allowed to fly things but do they get shot at in this day and age? I assume not, so was simply referring to that when I mulled the possibility that this was the first time he came close to the wrong end of a gun.
I don't mean to be disrespectful to your monarchy boner though so please, carry on.


That's why Prince Harry insisted on the British Army instead of the Royal Navy. . .and why he served as a Forward Air Controller. . .right up until the media blew the fact he was there and suddenly the Taliban was gunning for him beyond just being another guy on the ground. . .so he became an Apache pilot so he could still have a combat role.

Harry at least has gone far out of his way to be a guy who actually gets shot at.  He's said in interviews that actually being a forward-deployed Army officer is the closest he'll ever get to a "regular" life, because in the field his title means squat and he's just another soldier.

He's the closest thing to a Warrior-King that England has had in many centuries.

Andrew?  Yeah, he served in the Falklands war as a pilot in contested airspace, so it wasn't exactly like they were going far out of their way to keep him safe with some token desk job.
 
2013-09-08 09:40:56 PM

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Just don't call me stupid.
 
2013-09-08 10:22:22 PM

Gyrfalcon: So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.


Do you not think it's a bit strange that they didn't know who he was?
 
2013-09-09 12:57:30 AM

kg2095: Gyrfalcon: So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.

Do you not think it's a bit strange that they didn't know who he was?


In the dark? From a distance? Why would they? Do they have some kind of long-distance DNA scanner we don't know about?
 
2013-09-09 04:25:30 AM

Gyrfalcon: kg2095: Gyrfalcon: So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.

Do you not think it's a bit strange that they didn't know who he was?

In the dark? From a distance? Why would they? Do they have some kind of long-distance DNA scanner we don't know about?


I mean once they were close enough to ask for identification.
 
2013-09-09 05:12:58 AM

kg2095: Gyrfalcon: kg2095: Gyrfalcon: So the news is that the Palace security guards asked Prince Andrew for his ID, he gave it to them, they said "Oh sorry, Your Highness" and he was okay with it?

Imagine how a similar scenario would play out in America.

Do you not think it's a bit strange that they didn't know who he was?

In the dark? From a distance? Why would they? Do they have some kind of long-distance DNA scanner we don't know about?

I mean once they were close enough to ask for identification.


I suspect that as there was an actual intruder a few days earlier, there was probably a team meeting which included a sentence similar to "I don't care if it's the farking Queen taking the corgis for a walk, You get them to farking identify themselves"
 
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