- There was a big alarm late Thursday evening in the British capital London when behind Buckingham Palace, the palace of Queen Elizabeth, a suspicious car appeared to have been parked. The area was shut down for a few hours.
The explosives disposal service with a controlled explosion made the car harmless. No victims have been reported. Whether there was a possible attack was not disclosed.
Queen Elizabeth probably did not suffer from the commotion. She had left the palace earlier on Thursday and started her Christmas holiday, which she traditionally spends on the Sandringham estate in the county of Norfolk. She stays together with Prince Philip until the first week of February at the winter residence. There she remembers her father King George VI, who died on 6 February 1952 on the estate. After his death Elizabeth became automatically queen.