Can you imagine a reporter being ushered into the White House garage to sit in President Obama’s car, and specifically in the President’s own seat? And with no security present? Unthinkable! That’s just what happened in the latest Queen Elizabeth security scandal at Buckingham Palace. A hooker and a chauffeur conspire – lovers it seems – to pad their pocketbooks. See some great photos and a video below.
According to the U.K.’s News of the World, a chauffeur with a hooker girlfriend, who it is said “romps” with the chauffeur in his Palace apartment, breached Buckingham Palace security in numerous and major ways. Not the least of the breaches included a reporter being seated in Queen Elizabeth II’s own seat in her own Bentley, while parked inside Palace grounds. This report claims that while the reporters remained inside the Queen’s vehicle, the chauffeur
wandered away giving our men plenty of time to either slip a small bomb or tracking device in a gap beneath the seat.
Here’s how this is being reported:
Two “undercover” News of the World reporters were accompanied inside the Palace grounds. The hooker, a Lithuanian by the name of Victoria Voronova, made the first contact with the two undercover reporters, who were posing as “Middle Eastern businessmen. They were, of course, willing to pay to get inside Buckingham Palace. She put the men in touch with the chauffeur and boyfriend, Brian Sirjusingh, who was only, truthfully, an almost-chauffeur, not the Queen’s “real” chauffeur as he claimed to be, but nonetheless, he escorted the News of the World reporters right past security. They were not stopped, did not show I.D., did not sign in and were not searched. Sirjusingh knew no details about the reporters except that they were paying a stipend of 1,000 pounds, just under $1600 USD, to breach the Queen’s abode.
“While the Queen was inside her residence, Sirjusingh walked the men through a courtyard, identified his apartment on the Palace grounds, on to the royal stables and into the royal garage. He pointed out the two Bentleys, gave the men the “cars’ security codenames,” (yep, you read that right,) and then let one of the men into one of the autos to try out the Queen’s seat. Other vehicles followed. He let the “Middle Eastern businessmen” photograph the cars, including the license plates – all as he described various security weaknesses about each car, and he threw in the Queen’s travel plans for the coming weekend.
The final vehicle was a green Daimler which Sirjusingh said was Queen Elizabeth’s private car, which she drives herself, by herself, when she wants to get away. (In the video below you’ll see her doing her own ironing).
The visit ended with the chauffeur offering to “moonlight” for the “Middle Eastern businessmen.” In full view of security, News of the World says the men handed the chauffeur a white envelope containing the 1,000 pound payment.
According to this report, all members of the House of Windsor including Prince Philip and Prince Charles, show photographic ID each time they enter a royal residence. What is not clear, is whether that was the case before this security breach or instituted after the chauffeur’s tour.
Queen Elizabeth II is beloved by many the world over, including President Barack Obama. Remember this? The video below has Queen Elizabeth speaking throughout. It is Her Majesty speaking of her life. She is playful, thoughtful and it is clear that she loves her country and reveres the history of the monarchy. This is a completely different Queen Elizabeth than I have imagined. We also have some sweet photos of her below, most of them displaying an extraordinary hat. Is it just me, or is she becoming prettier and softer as she ages?
It is shocking that Queen Elizabeth can be in such a vulnerable position in her own home, and that a Buckingham Palace security lapse of this magnitude is possible in these days of elevated terrorist threats. The prostitute, and the almost-chauffeur must be in quite a lot of hot water. Who knows how many times this happened before the News of the World report broke?
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Photographer: Wenn Photo Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection