Talk:Michael Fagan incident

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Wasn't it much later than 1982? Fishhead64 09:06, 11 March 2006 (UTC)



Is the any reason as to why he broke in, did he want to talk to her majesty on any particular topic?

He indicated at some stage later on that he intended to commit suicide in front of her!!!?? (Khanada 22:50, 21 April 2006 (UTC))

Anyone know what finally happened with the man. Did he find a job? Has he committed suicide?


Channel 4 probably employed him

So I broke into the Palace with a sponge and a rusty spanner she said: "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing" I said: "that's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

-The Queen is Dead - The Smiths

"Only able to raise the alarm when he asked for a cigarette" - why? 16:21, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Umm. Imagine you are in her position and you wake up alone and unarmed in your room and see a mentally disturbed stranger with an Irish accent (remember in 1982 you are pretty much top of the IRA hitlist) armed with a piece of broken glass. You are hardly going to reach straight for the phone until you can make up some pretext. According to [this article] they discussed "family matters". 20:16, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Different version[edit]

The official version is very different to the one here, in the main article. According to the Queen's staff, the Queen initially tried to call armed help but none arrived. She then asked a maid to bring some cigarettes, thinking that this would be better than nothing. The maid, whose surname is said variously to be Andrew and Andrews, arrived with the cigarettes and said, "What the bloody hell is he doing in here, Madam?" The party then moved into the corridor. When Andrews did not return to base for a long time, a man called Whybrew, ignoring the unwritten rule that male staff stayed away from the Royal bedroom at 6 in the morning, went to see what was going on. He found the three in the corridor and politely joined the conversation. Whybrew noticed that Fagan had been drinking and suggested further drinking. Fagan enthusiastically agreed and was given Palace whisky. The Queen noticed that Fagan was annoyed by the dogs and took them away. At this point the official version ends. Police only arrived much later. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:02, 5 February 2007 (UTC).

Charges of stealing the half-bottle of wine were not dropped. He was acquitted, suprisingly. Whybrew's full name was Paul Whybrew. The Queen is said to have imitated Andrews' Yorkshire accent later, when Miss Andrews was not listening.

See —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:30, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Where is he now?[edit]

.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:02, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Shagging the Queen song[edit]

I can't find any reliable sources for this song. All I have found are a lot of references from blogs etc. via google. Nk.sheridan   Talk 20:48, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Chatty style[edit]

Something about the article suggests informal or chatty style. I can't quite put my finger on it and I am not very good at rewrites and edits so perhaps someone could sort this out? SaintDaveUK (talk) 19:55, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Missing information[edit]

This article is missing vital information. It references how the Queen (the Queen) called police but no one came. Surely that sparked an inquiry/firing/review of procedures. Especially remembering this was the year after the assassination of Sadat and assassination attempts on Reagan and Pope John Paul; indeed, the Pope had been attacked a second time only a few weeks earlier. On top of that the Falklands War had only recently ended. This guy could have been anybody. And there's a reference to this being his second successful infiltration. Did they really let things stay status quo until that new law was passed 25 years later? (talk) 23:58, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Eek-A-Mouse song "Queen Elizabeth"[edit]

The Eek-A-Mouse song "Queen Elizabeth" ("a man came in on Queen Elizabeth") from his Mouseketeer album appears to be about this incident, although I don't know how to verify this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:43, 2 May 2017 (UTC)