Tabloid alleges Buckingham security breach
A British tabloid is accusing Buckingham Palace of failing to protect Queen Elizabeth after one of its reporters entered the royal garage without a security check, CNN reported.
Mazher Mahmood, of the London-based News of the World, claims he was allowed to enter the property after paying a man identified as a Buckingham chauffeur 1,000 pounds ($1,591). Undercover footage of the scheme shows the chauffeur giving Mahmood, whose face was blurred, a tour of the royal fleet of limos and, at one point, allowing him to sit in one of the vehicles.
"Nobody stopped him, nobody actually challenged him," Mahmood's editor, Robert Jobson, told ITN. "It actually exposes a serious lapse in security at Buckingham Palace."
Buckingham Palace spokesman Ailsa Anderson said officials are investigating the tabloid's allegation of a security breach, but declined further comment.