There was an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth in the 1980s

The documents reveal that the FBI was concerned about threats from the Irish Republican Army.

Queen Elizabeth II is known to have visited the United States several times during her tenure as British monarch. Simon Serdar / Alamy Stock Photo

The late Queen Elizabeth II was assassinated during her visit to the United States in 1983, says BBC.

The information is based on documents recently released by the US federal police, the FBI. The documents in question show that the FBI made extraordinary preparations for the Queen and Prince Philip’s visit to California that year.

The visit in question coincided with the conflict in Northern Ireland. On February 4, 1983, a serious tip was recorded about the threat posed to the Queen by the IRA of the Irish Republican Army.

An army man had hinted that he wanted to avenge the death of his daughter to the Queen during the Northern Ireland unrest.

– The man was going to try to harm Queen Elizabeth, either by dropping an object from the Golden Gate Bridge [kuningattaren jahdille] Royal Yacht for Britain when it sails under it, the document reveals.

– Alternatively, an attempt was made to kill the queen while she was visiting Yosemite National Park.

According to the documents, the FBI planned to “close the passageways of the Golden Gate Bridge as the queen’s yacht approached”. However, the documents do not reveal how they prepared for the planned attack on Yosemite National Park.

The FBI has also not released details of any arrests in connection with the case.

However, as late as 1989, when the Queen was due to visit Yhydsvaltai’s Kentucky, an internal FBI memo stated that “the possibility of threats to the British Monarchy from the Irish Republican Army continues to exist”.