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Queen funeral: Possible assassination attempt in Australia kept secret from monarch

A retired police officer has spoken about a potential attempt on the Queen’s life in Australia that was kept secret from the monarch.

“It was agreed that it’d be better if it was kept quiet unless they arrested the perpetrator or the offender, then it would all be public and extensive,” Bill Harrigan, a railway investigative branch detective, told A Current Affair on Friday night.

“There was no way in the world anything could happen to the Queen.”

The incident happened when the Queen and Prince Philip visited Australia in 1970 to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain James Cook sailing up the east coast of Australia.

The tour had been trouble free with large crowds to cheer on the royal party.

One stop on the trip was Orange, in the New South Wales central west, across the Blue Mountains from Sydney.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were to get there by train from…

Read more at www.news.com.au

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