British adherents of ISIS are planning to blow up the Queen this Saturday with a pressure cooker-based improvised explosive device modelled on the bomb that killed three people and wounded over 300 at the Boston Marathon, according to reports.
Sources told the Mail that ‘a specific threat’ was made against the Queen who will be leading the 70th anniversary celebrations of VJ (Victory in Japan) Day this weekend, marking the day the Second World War formally came to an end. The Japanese surrendered after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Royal assassination plot is being orchestrated from Syria by ISIS commanders, according to the paper.
The palace does not comment on security issues; however, the Royal family are known to be key high-profile targets for radicals, and they are uniquely vulnerable to suicide killers due to the high number of public engagements they carry out.
The Queen is unlikely to be concerned by the latest plot, having faced down decades of determined threats against her life by IRA terrorists.
The Mail claims the plot is being orchestrated from Syria, and that other members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles, are potential targets.
Thousands of members of the public are expected to line the streets around Whitehall and Westminster Abbey.
Police have issued ‘business as usual’ advice, urging the public to go ahead with their plans to celebrate VJ Day. A spokesman told The Royalist, “While the UK threat level from international terrorism remains severe, we would like to reassure the public that we constantly review security plans for public events, taking into account specific intelligence and the wider threat. Our priority is the safety and security for all those attending or involved, the public are encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in events as normal.”
The spokesperson added, "The police have for some time recognised, and spoken about, the fact that the fight against terrorism has a number challenges; the real threat from nationals returning as trained terrorists from Syria and Iraq; the equal threat of those who have not travelled being encouraged and incited to commit attacks in the UK and the young and vulnerable being enticed out to Syria through internet-based grooming.“The police, together with our security partners, remain alert to terrorist threats that may manifest here or where individuals overseas may seek to direct or inspire others to commit attacks in and against the UK.”Veterans and Japanese prisoners of war will be key attendees at the VJ service to be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square.