We know the British royal family best for glitz and gossip, awe-inducing family photos, and Kate Middleton fashion aspirations. What we forget is the danger that comes with monarchy. Over the years, many have attempted assassinations on the royals. You won’t believe some of these bizarre plots.
First: Not even royal children are safe.
1. 2017: Islamic State threatens to kill Prince George
The Australian reports Islamic State extremists threatened to attack Prince George at his London school. In messages on the Telegram app, they said “even the royal family won’t be left alone.” It also read that for little George, “school starts early.”
The message allegedly also included words from a song which translate as, “when war comes with the melody of bullets, we descend on disbelief, desiring retaliation.”
The threats were posted to encrypted messaging service, Telegram, which has become popular among extremist groups. British intelligence has been monitoring the anonymous messaging service in an effort to stop potential terror attacks in the U.K.
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