A man has been arrested near Buckingham Palace after climbing the walls of the nearby Royal Mews.
The Metropolitan Police said officers at the palace responded to a person climbing the wall and entering the Royal Mews at 1.25am on Saturday.
A 25-year-old man was detained outside the stables in the Royal Mews following a search. At no point did the man enter Buckingham Palace or the Palace Gardens, according to Scotland Yard.
The man has been arrested under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act for trespassing on a protected site. He has been taken into custody at a London police station where he remains.
King Charles was not present at the time, having been several hundred miles away in East Ayrshire, where he officially opened a farming and rural skills centre on the Dumfries House estate, a stately home which he helped save.
The Royal Mews is responsible for all road travel arrangements for The King and members of the Royal Family, from horse-and-carriage to car and from livery to harness, according to the palace website.
The working stables houses the 260-year-old Gold State Coach, used at State occasions such as the coronations of the King and his mother Queen Elizabeth II, and last year’s Platinum Jubilee.