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article imageNo police confirmation of a plot to kill Queen but arrests made

By Marcus Hondro     Nov 9, 2014 in World
As the U.K. moves toward Remembrance Day amidst tight security, media stories on a foiled plot to kill Queen Elizabeth continue being published. Police have confirmed the arrests of potential terror suspects but have not said the Queen was a target.
The Sun was the first paper to report that the Queen was a target, claiming four jihadists hatched a plot to stab her to death at a ceremony marking Remembrance Day.
The suspects the Sun, Daily Mail and other U.K. media referred to are four males who Scotland Yard said may be connected to Islamist-related terrorist activity. Police have said they have been working on the case for months and that members of the county's counter-terrorism command, MI5 agents and officers from other areas of policing were involved in arresting the four men, ranging in age from 19-27, on Friday.
The Sun, and subsequently other media, said the 88-year-old Monarch was the target but did not substantiate the claim. They did not include any quote or confirmation from the police on their story, or any quote or confirmation from anyone with knowledge of a terrorist plot and a link to the Queen.
The story of the alleged plot against her is growing despite no police mention of her as an intended victim. In fact, the Daily Mail reported that she was a target but in the same story wrote that "police would not discuss whether the suspects had a specific target."
One media in the U.K. that reported on the arrests of the four men but did not mention any connection to a plot to kill the Queen was the BBC.
In 2014 there are more remembrance-related events because it is a more significant year. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has said that this year's events were "particularly poignant" for three reasons: it is the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of the First World War; the 70th anniversary of D-Day; it marks the end of the U.K.'s involvement in Afghanistan.
There are remembrance events planned Sunday to honour the U.K.'s war dead and the Queen will attend those events, as well as events on Tuesday, Remembrance Day. Officials have said that she will lay wreaths at The Cenotaph, as is her custom each year.
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