Infamous Assassinations TV -
March 20th 1974 London 7.45 p.m. Just four hundred yards short of Buckingham Palace a small white car suddenly cuts in front of a royal limousine bringing it to an abrupt halt with a screech of breaks. A man brandishing a gun leaps out and moves towards the limousine shooting as he does so. His target – the Queen’s only daughter Princess Anne. Infamous Assassinations: The Attempt on Princess Anne
Ian Ball – and he has been tailing the royal car since it left Sudbury House. ibid.
Ball fires eleven shots from his two handguns badly wounding three men. The whole affair lasts just ten minutes. ibid.
Ironically, Brain McConnell, the journalist injured in the attempt to kidnap Princess Anne, had in 1969 written a book entitled Assassination. ibid.