Files released by the FBI on various visits made by Elizabeth II to the United States in the 1980s and 1990s threats revealed and a potential plan to assassinate the iconic monarchdied last September at the age of 96.
Among these documents, published on the website of the American federal police, there is a note relating to a trip made by the British Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, in California in 1983.
According to information obtained by San Francisco police from a source close to Irish nationalist circles, a man who claimed his daughter was killed in Northern Ireland by a rubber bullet had made plans to attack Queen Elizabeth.
I planned to throwing an object from the Golden Gate on the royal yacht “Britannia” when it sank, or trying to kill the queen during her visit to Yosemite National Park, he says.
Four years earlier, in 1979, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) assassinated Louis Mountbatten, a distant cousin of Elizabeth II and uncle of her husband, places a bomb on his boat. It was the climax of the conflict in Northern Ireland, which for 30 years opposed Catholic Republicans and Protestant Unionists, with the participation of the British army.
Another note, relating to a state visit by the monarch in 1991, refers to threats from Irish groups disruptive events he was supposed to attend, such as a baseball game and a reception at the White House.
A 1989 document assures that, although there were no specific threats against the Queen, the possibility of threats against the British monarchy is always present from the IRA.
Elizabeth II, who died last September in Scotland at the age of 96, was the target of other assassination attempts. In 1970 suspected IRA sympathizers attempted to derail his train west of Sydney, Australia, and in 1981 the IRA planned a bombing while traveling in northern Scotland.
That same year, a mentally handicapped teenager shot the queen’s carriage on a trip to New Zealand. Also in 1981, another teenager shot him six blanks during a military parade to celebrate the monarch’s birthday in central London.
With information from AFP
Source: El Heraldo De Mexico