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Famous palace in France: "Fake" king breaks into the Palace of Versailles

2020-10-18T12:30:55.343Z

The man is said to have been clothed with a bed sheet - and in this outfit he broke into the French Palace of Versailles. The police arrested the 31-year-old.



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Famous sight: The Palace of Versailles in the neighboring city of Paris (June 2020)

Photo: Frédéric Soltan / Corbis via Getty Images

To feel like a king for once: that was evidently the intention of a man whom the French police arrested in the famous Palace of Versailles.

The 31-year-old had forcibly gained access to the palace area on Saturday evening.

According to police, he thought he was a king.

The man is said to have previously had a taxi to the castle near Paris.

The driver reported the "sheet-clad" man to the authorities;

this is said to have claimed to be a king and want to enter the castle.

Upon arrival at the scene, the police found a broken window on the lock.

Shortly afterwards, the man was discovered and arrested.

The Versailles prosecutor's office confirmed the intrusion of a man who is said to have overcome the castle wall.

There was no damage to the interior of the magnificent building as a result of the incident, as a spokeswoman for the castle told the AFP news agency.

Furniture or collections are intact.

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Source: spiegel

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