Whilst The Queen was on a tour of New Zealand in 1981, she was the target of an assassination attempt by Christopher Lewis, age 17. He fired a shot at
her, but the rifle wasn't a high enough power and his vantage point wasn't suitable.
This has been revealed after declassified documents being released. The whole story was covered up at the time.
Given the pope and a good few US presidents have had attempts it's not that surprising, probably was made quiet to not cause problems at the time as
it would of required more security people and that looks obvious.
a reply to: alldaylong
Didn't another boy in London try something with a pistol? I think it must have been during a parade, because she was riding a horse at the time, and a
news reporter commented on her skill in controlling the horse's reaction.
His motive was reported as wanting to become "the most famous teenager in the world."
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