Trial date set for man accused of threatening to kill Queen Elizabeth with loaded crossbow

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London’s Old Bailey Court on Wednesday said Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, who threatened to kill late Queen Elizabeth at her Windsor Castle home in 2021, would go on trial in 2023.

Chail was charged under Britain’s Treason Act.

He was accused of threatening to kill the 96-year-old monarch, possessing a loaded crossbow with intent to use it to injure the queen, and possession of an offensive weapon.

Elizabeth, who died in September, was at the castle on the day of the intrusion with her son and now King Charles and other close family members

Chail, who appeared at Wednesday’s hearing via video link wearing a black hoodie, spoke only to confirm his name and his date of birth.

He was told the trial date was set for March 20, 2023 and would last two to three weeks.

He did not enter a plea, and the case was adjourned for further evidence to be obtained while Chail remain in custody.

The next hearing will take place at a date yet to be confirmed in December.