Michael Fagan has recalled what happened when he broke into the Queen’s bedroom during the Royal Family’s biggest ever security breach in 1982.
Michael Fagan’s infamous Buckingham Palace break-in is being dramatised in the new series of The Crown.
Did someone sneak into the Queen’s bedroom?
While parts of the incident - which caused havoc at the palace and hit headlines around the world - have been exaggerated for effect by The Crown’s writer, Peter Morgan, Michael said he did have a “chat” with the Monarch.
Who was the man who sat on the Queen’s bed?
Michael Fagan was 33 at the time, London-born and unemployed. Although it has never come to light why he broke in, Michael was said to be “depressed” following the breakdown of his marriage.
Michael, now 70, told The Telegraph, “There’s plenty of people who’ve knelt before the Queen but there’s not many who’ve sat on her bed and had a chat, is there?”
He revealed he didn’t think it was the Queen’s bedroom he had entered as it was relatively normal: “She never had a four-poster bed. And she’s got a little thing where she does her teas and coffees.”
Her Majesty was naturally shocked at the intrusion, according to Michael.
What did Michael Fagan say to the Queen?
“I pulled back the curtain and she said, ‘What are you doing here?’ She talks like me and you, normal. Well, I sound a bit common so maybe not like that. But very normal.
“She walked out on her little legs. Then a footman comes in and goes, ‘You look like you need a drink, mate.
“He pours me a whisky out of the pantry. Then the policemen came and they were all over the place - they hadn’t arrested anyone for years, they were on a retirement posting, on guard duty. One of them was fumbling around for his notebook.”
He was arrested but not charged with trespass.
Where is the Queen’s bedroom in Buckingham Palace?
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh live in the private apartments on the north side of the Palace.
Michael is said to have climbed the railings, manoeuvred up a drainpipe and snuck in through an open window.
When is series 4 of The Crown available to watch?
The Crown will shed light on the incident which took place on 9th July 1982 and take a closer look at the late Princess Diana's wedding to Prince Charles. Series 4 will be available to stream on Sunday 15th November on Netflix.
A photo posted by on on Oct 29, 2020 at 7:01am PDT
Who plays Mr Fagan in The Crown?
Tom Brooke takes on the role of Michael Fagan.
Georgia studied Print Journalism at university in Nottingham, England before going on to work on several leading celebrity magazines, as well as freelance writing for international magazine Grazia Middle East. An enthusiastic, hard-working and ambitious writer, Georgia recently launched her own communications consultancy, farq media. As Director and Founder, Georgia helps businesses with their Public Relations strategy, as well as influencer and celebrity marketing. She also represents several influencers of her own. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
Best women's Christmas pyjamas for the 2021 festive season
Get cosy in the best women's Christmas pyjamas this Holiday season
By Joely Chilcott •
How to wear shapewear if you're new to control lingerie
Our expert guide to how to wear shapewear included everything you need to get the most from your control lingerie
By Esther Newman •
Best Christmas gifts for mom 2021: Great gift ideas for every mom
Discover the best Christmas gifts for mom this Holiday season that'll show her your love and appreciation
By Jane Kemp •
30 best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law that they will love
Uncover the best Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law that'll win her over once and for all
By Abigail Malbon •
New Aldi Christmas hamper is their most luxurious ever
The latest Aldi Christmas hamper has had a serious upgrade while also being super affordable
By Aoife Hanna •
Gillian Anderson's surprise hair transformation wows fans
Gillian Anderson has ditched her cropped hair for a luscious, longer do
By Emma Dooney •
Who is the new Jeopardy! host? Ken Jennings set to takeover hosting gig
The past Jeopardy! contestant has upgraded to host
By Rylee Johnston •
Sad reality for the Queen as she has 'lost everyone she's ever trusted'
The Queen no longer has the three people she trusted the most by her side
By Caitlin Elliott •
Prince Philip's will to be kept a secret to protect Queen's 'dignity'
Prince Philip's will is to be hidden from the public for another 90 years
By Emma Dooney •
This new video of Prince William just exposed a really odd habit of his
Prince William's weird habit was never going to go unseen by royal fans
By Caitlin Elliott •