Man Who Broke Into Queen's Bedroom And Peed On Corgis' Food Admits New Detail About What Happened
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Michael Fagan - the bloke who broke into Buckingham Palace and let himself into the Queen's bedroom while she slept - has revealed a few more details about what happened on that fateful day.
Fagan, 68, was an out-of-work painter who's partner had just left him at the time, and said he in the midst of a 'breakdown' when the incident happened.
After losing his shoes on the roof, he found himself walking barefoot through the palace, and the first room he stumbled across turned out to be the Queen's.
Despite what initial reports claimed, Fagan said he didn't actually sit on the Queen's bed, as she woke up when he pulled back the curtains around it.
In an interview with the Islington Gazette, he admitted he was 'just as shocked as her', saying: "I didn't know what I wanted to ask her and when I got there I was just shaking and so shocked."
She apparently sat up and sprang out of bed, telling Fagan she would go and fetch someone.
"The bedroom was alright," Fagan said.
"It was quite plain, just the usual blankets and duvets. It was smaller than I thought it would be. The security should have said I was found in the palace and not in the bedroom, it would have saved a lot of embarrassment."
But he's admitted there's one detail he may have slightly embellished for the press at the time.
Referring to the media frenzy that followed the incident, where tabloids were after details like what the Queen - who was 56 at the time - had been wearing, Fagan said: "I tried to keep it sterile and said she was wearing a liberty print nightie down to her knees even though I didn't notice what it was."
Fagan explained a footman came and found him, before taking him for a stuff drink to take the edge off before the police arrived.
He said: "Someone said 'You look like you need a drink', so they took me out of the room into the pantry and poured me whisky form the Queen's cupboard. It was Famous Grouse, I was shocked."
That intrusion wasn't the first time Fagan had managed to sneak into the palace, either.
Just two nights before he'd broken into the palace without being caught - scaling its 14ft perimeter wall, shimmying down a drain pipe and through an unlocked window.
"I sat on the thrones like Goldilocks and the three bears," Fagan said.
The palace prowler also revealed that he was caught short while looking for a bathroom and took a leak in a bin marked 'corgi food'.
"I was breaking my neck to go to the toilet," he told the Independent.
"What do I do? Pee on the carpet? So I had to pee on the corgi food."
As well as urinating on the Queen's corgis' dog food, Fagan also said he came across one of Prince Charles' bottles of wine, adding: "I was thirsty so I drank it and it tasted like nectar. I left [undetected] and I couldn't believe I had been in there."
Michael did, however, also stress that he has 'a lot of respect' for the Queen and the monarchy, as they make money for the 'national purse'.
"I never had any malicious intentions," he said.