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Bomb Squad Called To Queen Elizabeth II's Residence In Scotland, One Man Arrested: Authorities

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Mar. 24 2021, Published 2:36 p.m. ET

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A royal scare!

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A U.K. police bomb squad was rushed to Queen Elizabeth II's official residence in Edinburgh, Scotland, after a suspicious item was reported. Investigators soon arrested a man suspected of being connected to the incident.

The 94-year-old monarch — nor any other members of her royal family — were living at the property, known as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, at the time, and no one was harmed, according to local authorities

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"We were called to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Abbey Strand, Edinburgh, around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 March, following a report of a suspicious item," Police Scotland shared in a statement. "Following examination by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), it was made safe.

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"A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident," the statement continued. "There was no threat to the public and enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances."

The identity of the suspect has not been made public. The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, March 25.

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The Queen typically spends her summers in Scotland, where she attends several cultural events including her annal garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Her Majesty only spends about a week in residence at the sprawling palace each year, and it is usually open to tourists all year round.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse was memorably where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding outfits were displayed in June 2019 after their ceremony the previous year.

At the time of the bomb scare, the Queen was with her husband, Prince Philip, in Windsor Castle. The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh has been recovering from a 28-day hospitalization after a successful heart procedure.

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