A CROSSBOW intruder who stormed Windsor Castle shouting “I’m here to kill the Queen” is facing jail.
Jaswant Singh Chail wore a hood and mask to swoop on the royal grounds on Christmas Day 2021.
5Jaswant Singh Chail has admitted trying to harm the QueenCredit: Central NewsThe warped 20-year-old was also carrying a weapon loaded with a bolt with the safety catch off and ready to fire.
He then told a protection officer: “I am here to kill the Queen”, before he was handcuffed and arrested.
Her Majesty was inside with son Charles and wife Camilla at the time.
Chail is now facing jail after he today admitted three charges under the Treason Act at the Old Bailey.
The most serious charge under Section Two of the Treason Act said that “on December 25 2021 at Windsor Castle, near to the person of the Queen, you did wilfully produce or have a loaded crossbow with intent to use the same to injure the person of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, or to alarm her Majesty”.
He was also charged with making a threat to kill the Queen and having a loaded crossbow, an offensive weapon, in a public place.
Chail had arrived at Windsor at around 8.10am as the Royal Family celebrated Christmas inside.
It is understood he had scaled the perimeter of the grounds with a nylon rope ladder around two hours before.
One police officer said the ex-Co-op worker looked like someone from a “vigilante movie or like he was dressed for Halloween”.
He calmly approached the officer, who had unclipped his Taser, and said: “I am here to kill the Queen”.
The officer drew the Taser and shouted at Chail to drop to his knees as other guards descended on the scene.
A handwritten note found on him read: “Please don’t remove my clothes, shoes. Don’t want post-mortem. Don’t want embalming. Thank you, I’m sorry.”
Chail’s crossbow was examined and found to be a “supersonic expo”.
The weapon is “comparable to a powerful air rifle and a discharged colt had the potential to cause serious or fatal injury”, the court heard.
Prosecutors say Chail was seeking revenge against the establishment for the treatment of Indians
Chail had also sent a video to about 20 people claiming he was going to attempt to assassinate the Queen
He previously applied to join the Ministry of Defence Police and the Grenadier Guards in a bid to get close to the Royal Family.
The last person to be convicted under the 1351 Treason Act was William Joyce, also known as Lord Haw-Haw, who collaborated with Germany during the Second World War.
Chail, who has been detained at Broadmoor Hospital, will be sentenced on March 31.
5The crossbow Chail used when he stormed the castleCredit: Central News5He was also wearing a black hoodCredit: Central News5The Queen was in the royal residence at the time5It is understood Chail scaled the perimeter of the grounds with a nylon rope ladderCredit: w8media
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