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FBI files reveal 'ever present' threats to Queen Elizabeth by the IRA

The file states that a phone call was made by “a man who claimed that his daughter had been killed in Northern Ireland by a rubber bullet”

  • May 26, 2023
Queen Elizabeth sitting beside United States' President Ronald Reagan during a state dinner in 1983. Picture: Getty

An FBI file relating to a visit to the United States by the late Queen Elizabeth has revealed a potential plot to assassinate her.

The document, available on the FBI’s online vault, outlines what appears to be intelligence provided to federal agents about a threat to the Queen’s life in California 40 years ago.

The Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, made an official visit to the west coast of America in February ...