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Published on May 26, 2023
FBI Files Show The Agency Discovered Attempted Assassination of Queen Elizabeth II During 1983 San Francisco Trip

Newly released FBI files reveal a potential assassination plot against Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to California in 1983. The plot, which was linked to Irish Republican Army members or sympathizers, allegedly involved either dropping an object from the Golden Gate Bridge onto the royal yacht Britannia or targeting the queen during her visit to Yosemite National Park. Although the queen and Prince Philip eventually flew into San Francisco due to inclement weather, this information highlights the ongoing tension and violence linked to "the Troubles" back in Ireland during that time. To read the complete article visit SFist

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