Duke of York 'grateful' for police apology

Prince Andrew looks forward to a "safe walk" in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Credit: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

The Duke of York has said he is "grateful" for an apology from police after officers challenged him in the gardens of Buckingham Palace less than 48 hours after a break-in at the Queen's home.

The Met Police confirmed that a man was ordered to verify his identity by two officers at around 6pm on Wednesday.

Prince Andrew said in a statement today: "The police have a difficult job to do balancing security for the Royal Family and deterring intruders, and sometimes they get it wrong."I am grateful for their apology and look forward to a safe walk in the garden in the future."

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Duke 'grateful' for apology

The Duke of York has said he is "grateful" for an apology from police after officers challenged him in the gardens of Buckingham Palace less than 48 hours after a break-in. He added that he looked forward "to a safe walk in the garden in the future."