The Failed Kidnapping of Princess Anne

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On March 20th 1974 Princess Anne escaped a kidnap attempt as she was returning to Buckingham Palace.

The royal bodyguard, Inspector Jim Beaton, helped fend off the attacker, who was intending to seek a ransom from the Queen for the Princess' safe return.

Jim Beaton was shot three times by Ball during the incident.

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