A fake priest who bluffed his way into the an army barracks had earlier pretended to be a friend of Prince Harry in an attempt to get a free pub meal, it emerged last night.
The Coldstream Guards launched two inquiries after the man bluffed his way into Victoria Barracks near Windsor Castle and stayed the night, sparking security concerns just weeks before the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The man, who was wearing a vicar's dog collar and had an American accent, claimed to guards on duty that he had a meeting with a military chaplain. They let him inside the barracks where he told stories that prompted suspicion about his identity.
However he was invited to stay the night and was given a meal and drinks in the officers' mess. He was escorted from the base the next morning after Thames Valley Police officers were contacted.
A pub landlord had earlier turned the intruder away when he tried to claim a free meal by saying he was a friend of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The landlord of the Prince Harry pub in Windsor told