Skip to comments.'Damn … I missed': incredible story when the Queen was nearly shot in New Zealand in 1981.
Posted on 01/16/2018 6:16:24 PM PST by apoliticalone
The Queen had just stepped out of a Rolls-Royce to greet 3,500 well wishers when a distinctive crack rang out across the grassy reserve.
According to former Dunedin police det sgt Tom Lewis (no relation to the shooter), police immediately attempted to disguise the seriousness of the threat, telling the British press the noise was a council sign falling over. Later, under further questioning from reporters, they said someone had been letting off firecrackers nearby.
According to Tom Lewis, the then prime minister Robert Muldoon feared if word got out about how close the teenager had come to killing the Queen, the royals would never again visit New Zealand.
The 1981 annual police report reads: The discharge of a firearm during the visit of Her Majesty the Queen serves to remind us all of the potential risks to royalty, particularly during public walks.
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Wait until the Queen gets to meet some LA Thugs attending Prince
Harry’s and Markle’s wedding.
Las Vegas comes to mind.
Wow. The British can really keep a secret. I’ve never heard anything about this assassination attempt before now.
Interesting. The first time I ever heard this.
There was an interview with the Queen on TV the other day, which is apparently kind of unusual, so I watched some of it. She was talking about her coronation and they had brought the two crowns she wore for her to discuss. She didn’t come across as intellectual as I had expected, but I guess she’s doing pretty well for 91.
Did they arrest Reggie Jackson?
Her first Christmas address is on youtube. It was very interesting. I liked it.
Interesting that this happened shortly after Reagan was shot by a lunatic.
Reagan was shot by Hinkley on March 30, 1981.
Both used 0.22 caliber weapons.
You would think that after Reagans near assentation that the New Zealanders would be a bit more careful.
Leaving an obvious hide like a public bathroom unchecked.
And John Paul II was shot by a moslem lunatic.
Not so sure. That one still has me puzzled.
Pretty sure that the Soviets were involved in that one.
If the shooter was a Loon he was put up to it by the Soviets through an intermediary.
They lied for their own reasons. Things like this should remind everyone that government will always lie about things. The bigger the event, the more likely they will lie.
JFK comes to mind. Hinkley, a Bush family friend shooting Reagan comes to mind. The FBI and Russiagate come to mind. The list is long.
That never occurred to me...that does seem like a plausible explanation.The Soviets didn't like him one little bit.
“Interesting that this happened shortly after Reagan was shot by a lunatic.”
Yeah, a lunatic who happened the son of one of CIA director Bush’s biggest contributors and a close Bush family friend. And a lunatic who Bush couldn’t completely recall whether or not he had ever met before.
And what was G.W. Bush doing on November 22, 1963. For some reason we can't be told.
I am reading a book called “Elizabeth The Queen” by Sally Bedell Smith. Apparently there was quite a scare when a man fired off several “blanks” at the Queen when she was riding one of her horses in a parade. She calmed the horse like the excellent rider she is, and rode on unflustered. The man was tackled and arrested.
They also described the time where a man made it into the Queen’s bedroom and she calmly talked to him while pushing the emergency button on a night stand.
She is known to be brave and steady.
Says he doesn’t remember. That is one shady family, probably as bad as the Clintons.
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