9. Queen Elizabeth II’s Bedroom – Buckingham Palace
The Queen lives in many suites on the East Wing of Buckingham Palace’s 2nd floor. The suites are reachable by use of a secret door. Only a few people alive know where the door is. Buckingham Palace’s public relations staff does not offer any description of the royal chambers. The public has access to tour the 19 state rooms of the Palace. But the King and Queen’s private quarters, the public will never get to see.
But in 1982 Michael Fagan broke into Buckingham Palace. From there he wandered into the Queen’s bedroom. “It was a double bed […] she was sleeping in there on her own. Her nightie was one of those Liberty prints and it was down to her knees,” Fagan recalled.
He describes the room as “…about 16 feet long and 12 feet wide. There was a small bed and a very dull-looking chest of drawers along the wall.” Michael spent around 10 minutes talking to the queen. Once he asked for a cigarette, the Queen called security. He proceeded to drink from the Queen’s wine collection before leaving the palace.