Royal Terror Plot Foiled: ‘Ginger Extremist’ Wanted To Assassinate Prince Charles, Prince William, To Make Prince Harry King

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Sep. 22 2015, Updated 12:17 p.m. ET

An English right-wing terrorist, who has been described as a “ginger extremist,” has been found guilty of plotting to murder both Prince Charles and Prince William in order to make Prince Harry the king.

According to the the Independent, 37-year-old Mark Colborne felt ostracised from society because of the ginger color of his hair, and he wanted to make Prince Harry the king “for the aryan people.”

Colborne was put on trial at the Old Bailey, where jurors were told about details of his assassination plans. Colborne even compared himself to Anders Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist who, back in 2011, killed 77 people in Oslo and Utoya, while he also documented how he planned to shoot the second and third in line to the throne with a sniper rifle.

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In one of his notebooks, Colborne wrote, “I don’t want to be a serial killer. I’m more of an Anders Breivik. I have left potential targets open. I was waiting for an opportunity to kill one of them. Let it be Prince Charles which would be good.”

Colborne also wrote at length about his hatred for “non-Aryans,” before then going on to add that he wanted to capture the world’s attention with his actions.

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“I’m looking for major retribution, a mass terrorist attack which will bring to the attention our pain not just mine but my brothers around the world.”

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He went on to add, “Taking up a good position and put a bullet in Charles’ head. He is protected but not too protected. I would sacrifice my life for that one shot. Kill Charles and William and Harry become[s] king. Kill the tyrants.”

Colborne, who will now be sentenced in November, didn’t possess a job, while the jury also heard that he didn’t have any real friends, and constantly blamed his appearance for his failures.

He was caught by his half-brother with several documents that documented his racist thoughts, while he had also taken notes from internet pages like The Terrorist Handbook, The Complete Improvised Kitchen, and The Jolly Roger Cookbook, both of which advised him on how to make explosives.

Colborne’s mother and half-brother then uncovered all of these items, and decided to report him to the police. Speaking to the police, Colborne explained, “Fantasies about killing people as a hit man — that was my number one fantasy. Terrorism fantasies were sort of subsidiary but my main interest in being a professional hit man had taken over.”

Detective Sergeant Andy Hedley, via the Daily Mail, who was the investigating officer in the case, spoke afterwards of Colborne, explaining, “It is clear from our investigation that Mark Colborne is a fantasist who had ideas and plans about committing acts that could cause great harm to other people.”

Hedley continued, “The 37-year-old went beyond the realms of fantasy when he wrote down his intentions and bought the chemicals that would have enabled him to carry out these plans. Fortunately, he didn’t ever carry out any of these plans and from all the evidence we found, Colborne had not progressed to actually making poisons or viable devices that would have presented an immediate threat to the community.”

He then added, “I would like to thank and praise Colborne’s family who were brave in coming forward to tell us about concerns they had about his behaviour.”

[Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images]

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