Mistaken identity: Police confront prince in palace gardens
LONDON- Scotland Yard is apologizing after officers confronted Prince Andrew on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
According to royal sources, Prince Andrew was walking in the palace gardens when armed police stopped him and yelled at him to get on the ground.
British papers claim the prince was enraged about the whole incident.
Now, Scotland Yard has apologized and said that no weapons were drawn and no force was used.
It was simply a case of mistaken identity.
Authorities are on high alert after a recent break-in to the palace.
Last week, a 37-year-old DJ scaled one of the walls, kicked in a door and made his way to one of the state rooms.
He was caught as he was about to smash through some glass cases with a fire extinguisher.
Police say the two men were targeting the crown jewels on display inside the rooms.
Officials say this isn’t the first time someone has breached the palace.
In the past, people made it all the way to the roof, a balcony and even inside the queen’s bedroom while she slept.