WINDSOR Castle will be protected by a “no-fly zone” amid growing security fears for the Queen.
Aircraft and drones will be banned from January 27 from passing within a 2,500ft altitude over the residence.
The order will also make it an offence to fly inside 1.4 miles of the castle walls.
Moves to increase security come after an intruder with a crossbow got into the grounds, right, after a “kill the Queen” video was posted online on Christmas Day.
The 95-year-old monarch has spent almost all of the past two years living in her private apartments there due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Civil Aviation Authority says it is in the public interest to impose the ban.
It will be monitored by air traffic control — with fighter jets being scrambled if a plane breaches the zone and fails to respond to radio warnings.
Police who protect the castle round the clock on the ground will be given more powers to halt illegal drones.
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The new regulation is called a ‘restriction of flying regulations under the Air Navigation Order’.
Buckingham Palace is undergoing a huge refurb and the Queen is known to have visited Sandringham briefly only twice.
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But she has left the confines of Windsor to spend the past two summers at Balmoral in Scotland.
Senior royals have been visiting the Queen every week since her recent health scare, creating extra security headaches.
The Queen has begged Prince William to stop flying his family together in helicopters as she fears for his safety.
Her Majesty remains on light duties since pulling out of four major events last year and spending a night in hospital.
The Palace did not want to comment on the flying ban.
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