The guard reports that no weapons were drawn during the confrontation, though the Sunday Express published the scintillating headline: "WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Prince Andrew held at gunpoint in Buckingham Palace terror." Perhaps recounting the script from a film of their imagining, they wrote that the Prince was told, "put your hands up and get on the ground."
According to the police statement, two officers approached Prince Andrew at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in order "to verify his identity." In the report, they mention, "the man was satisfactorily identified."
Prince Andrew says he's "grateful" for the apology from the officers. The Duke said that the police certainly have a difficult job, keeping the palace gardens free from sneak-thieves and ne'er-do-wells. He was very understanding that sometimes they "get it wrong." Everyone is only human, thought Prince Andrew, even humans who try to arrest you in your home.