Four climate change activists were arrested today after scaling the gates of Buckingham Palace and chaining themselves to the railings.
Three men and one woman who said they represented the Climate Siren group locked themselves to the centre gate and south centre gate just after 2pm, wearing t-shirts bearing the words "climate emergency. 10% annual emission cuts," and wielding megaphones.
Two of them held a banner carrying a quote from the Prince of Wales reading: "The doomsday clock of climate change is ticking ever faster towards midnight. We are simply not reacting quickly enough."
The four were removed by police using a cherry-picker more than four hours later as officers brought the protest to an end.
They were detained on suspicion of breaching Royal Parks regulations.
Police say the group have been taken to various London police stations where they remain in custody.
the group said they were calling on the Queen to follow her son's example in speaking out about "the escalating threat of catastrophic climate change".
A hundred or so bystanders stood and watched the protest.
Charles issued his warning that action on climate change was not being taken quickly enough in a speech to the European Parliament in Brussels in February 2008.