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Princess Anne: The Plan To Kidnap A Royal | Preview (Channel 4)

On 20 March 1974, a daring and frightening criminal plot, two years in the planning, was enacted: to kidnap HRH Princess Anne. An extraordinary bloody shootout unfolded in the shadow of Buckingham Palace.

Four men were shot as they attempted to protect the Princess from kidnapper Ian Ball. This documentary reveals this forgotten chapter of royal history: an enthralling story of how a cross-section of British society was thrown together through a random chain of events on that March night.

Using an innovative model of The Mall - the scene of the kidnapping - key witnesses recount the minutes of mayhem and violence.

Airs Sunday 25th June at 8pm on Channel 4.


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