All the times Queen Elizabeth has cheated death

2020-03-06 13:19
 
Queen Elizabeth  (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images

The 93-year-old British monarch has cheated death on numerous occasions.

From surviving World War 2 to an intruder breaking into Buckingham Palace, here are three near-death experiences the royal has survived.

Word War II

According to HELLO! magazine, the first near-death experience was during World War 2 when Queen Elizabeth was still formally known as Princess Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace was bombed more than three times.

The monarch was fortunate to have escaped to Windsor Castle, 40km from central London, for the duration of the war and remained unharmed.

In fact, Queen Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service when she turned 18 and learned how to repair military trucks.

The Michael Fagan incident 

The second near-death experience was on 9 July 1982 in the early hours of the morning when intruder, Michael Fagan broke into Buckingham Palace and found his way to the queen’s private apartment. He entered her bedroom and sat on the bed as she woke up. 

Queen Elizabeth could have been murdered in her bed, Independent reports.

While Fagan initially claimed the queen calmly spoke to him for several minutes until palace guards arrived, he later revealed she fled immediately and summoned help.

The intruder remained on the bed while a footman brought him cigarettes and a glass of whisky, which he enjoyed until the police arrived.

In 2019 a similar incident happened, only, Queen Elizabeth happened to be sleeping metres away!

The 2016 celebrity curse 

In the year that claimed the lives of many celebrities, the world feared Queen Elizabeth would be next after her holiday trip to Sandringham estate was delayed due to what palace officials called a "heavy cold", Express UK reports.

While she did head to her Norfolk country home just a few days later, the queen skipped her usual church services on both Christmas and New Year’s Day.

It was rumoured that she was on her death bed, but when the first week of 2017 arrived, the queen resumed her official duties.

It included her famous red boxes of paperwork, and she even awarded her trusted Page of the Chambers, Ray Wheaton, the honour of Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order during her recovery.

(Sources: HELLO! Magazine, Independent, Express UK)

 

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