Exploring the most famous British building in the world - Buckingham Palace and the role it serves as a family home, official office of the head of state and a stage for ceremony.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Inside Buckingham Palace - Michael Fagan incident - Netflix
Michael Fagan (born 8 August 1948) is a British man who broke into Buckingham Palace and entered Queen Elizabeth II's bedroom in 1982. The incident was one of the 20th century's worst royal security breaches.
Inside Buckingham Palace - First entry - Netflix
According to his own account, the 9 July 1982 incident was Michael Fagan's second attempted intrusion on the palace; the first happening about a month before. Fagan says he shinnied up the drainpipe, startling a housemaid, who called security. When guards reached the scene, Fagan had disappeared, leading them to believe the housemaid was mistaken. Fagan claims he entered the palace through an unlocked window on the roof and spent the next half-hour eating cheddar cheese and crackers and wandering around. He tripped several alarms, but they were faulty. He claims to have viewed royal portraits and rested for a while on the throne. He also speaks of entering the postroom, where Diana, Princess of Wales had hidden presents for her son, William, who had only been born the previous month. Fagan said he drank half a bottle of white wine before becoming tired and leaving.
Inside Buckingham Palace - References - Netflix