It seems that a daring plot has been recently uncovered – an attempted kidnapping of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. While this crime is indeed quite shocking, further details of the plan have been revealed, painting a clearer picture of the situation. Here is what we know so far…
On March 20th 1974, there was an unprecedented attempt of kidnapping Princess Anne, the daughter of the Queen of England. The plan developed by the IRA – Irish Republican Army- to kidnap the princess in an attempt to stop the British army’s presence in Northern Ireland. The attack was planned as follow:
- The IRA would ambush the princess’s car, which was heading to Buckingham Palace
- The kidnappers would then force the princess into a van and take her away
- The aim of the kidnapping was to get Britain to remove its troops from Northern Ireland in return for the princess’s release
However, the British Secret Service, upon realizing the plot, quickly set up a security detail for Princess Anne, foiling the plot. After a brief chase, the attackers were arrested. After a couple of days of interrogation, they found out that the mastermind behind the plan was a man called Brian Griffiths, who was associated with the IRA. He was later tried and sentenced to 10 years in jail.
This plot to kidnap Princess Anne was definitely shocking news to many. It is a reminder to remain vigilant in taking security concerns seriously and to work together to thwart any such attempts in the future. Despite this incident, Princess Anne continues to show resilience and commitment in performing her royal duties.