The father of a teenager suspected of scaling Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow in a bid to assassinate the Queen had raised concerns that the lockdown had affected his son’s mental health.

Jaswant Chail uploaded an unrecorded Snapchat clip at 8.06 a.m. on Christmas Day. It was just 24 minutes before Windsor Castle police arrested a man.

His father, Jasbir Singh Chail, 57,  had told neighbours at the height of the lockdown that he was concerned about the impact it was having on his son, who was known as Jas, claiming that it had left him ‘isolated and demotivated.’

One neighbour on the private estate where the Chail family live in North Baddesley, just outside Southampton, told MailOnline: ‘The dad would see me doing chores outside my house and would often come over to chat and tell me how envious he was because his son wasn’t do anything around the house.

‘He mentioned a few times how difficult it was getting his son involved in anything positive or trying to motivate him and was blaming the lockdown. The dad told me that his son was spending more time alone in his room on social media and the lockdown had made this worse.’

The neighbour, who did not want to be named, added: ‘I think the lockdown was quite frustrating for the dad as it was for the parents of a lot of teenagers. From what I could gather, Jas wasn’t doing anything constructive throughout the lockdown’

Another neighbour added: ‘The dad seemed a bit worried about his son and said that he was quite demotivated and isolated. I just put it down to parents moaning about their teenage kids but the lockdown definitely made it worse for the family.’

Jaswant Singh Chail uploaded a pre-recorded video to Snapchat at 8:06am on Christmas Day, 24 minutes before a man was arrested by police inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. It has sparked a major internal security review at the estate looking at how someone could have got so far into the grounds. Chail has now been pictured for the first time.

Jaswant Singh Chail uploaded a pre-recorded video to Snapchat at 8:06am on Christmas Day, 24 minutes before a man was arrested by police inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. It has sparked a major internal security review at the estate looking at how someone could have got so far into the grounds. Chail has now been pictured for the first time.

Jaswant Chail uploaded an unrecorded Snapchat clip at 8:06 am on Christmas Day. It was posted 24 minutes prior to a Windsor Castle man being arrested. The incident has led to a massive internal security review of the estate, which examines how anyone could get so far inside the estate. Chail was pictured now for the first-time.

The photos, which appear to show a studious and friendly young man, are in stark contrast with the chilling video Jaswant Singh Chail is believed to have sent to friends minutes before his arrest after he scaled a fence at Windsor Castle

These photos show an affable young man who appears to be a bit more serious than the video Jaswant Chail sent to his friends moments before he was arrested for climbing a Windsor Castle fence.

His father, Jasbir Singh Chail, 57, a software engineer who runs an IT company from the family’s £500,000 four-bed home on a private estate in the village of North Baddesley, Hampshire, yesterday said something had gone ‘horribly wrong’ with his son

His father, Jasbir Singh Chail, 57, a software engineer who runs an IT company from the family’s £500,000 four-bed home on a private estate in the village of North Baddesley, Hampshire, yesterday said something had gone ‘horribly wrong’ with his son

School friends described Chail as an oddball who tried to make others laugh with inappropriate jokes in the classroom

Chail was described by school friends as an eccentric who attempted to make people laugh in class with inappropriate jokes

Chail’s father, a software engineer who runs an IT company from the family’s £500,000 four-bed home, yesterday told MailOnline something had gone ‘horribly wrong’ with his son.

“We are still trying to determine what,” he stated.

“We have not been able to talk to him, but we are working to get the support he requires. This is an extremely difficult time for us. This is a difficult issue that we are working to fix.

The video shows a 19-year old man wearing a mask and covering his face, aiming a crossbow black at the camera. He is pledging to kill the monarch as revenge for the massacre of 1919 Amritsar (or Jallianwala bagh) in which hundreds of Indian protestors were killed by British soldiers.

Chail speaks in an artificially rich voice, which he digitally distorts: “If you have heard this, then my death is near.”

He said, “I am sorry.” It’s my sincere regret that I did what I did and will continue to do it. I’ll attempt to assassinate Elizabeth Queen of the Royal Family.

Police confirmed a crossbow was found after the intruder was detained in the castle grounds while the Queen (pictured delivering the annual Christmas Day speech) was in residence

After the intruder was taken into custody in castle grounds, police confirmed that a crossbow had been found while the queen (pictured giving the annual Christmas Day speech), was at residence. 

What was the 1919 Amritsar massacre, also known as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre?

The Amritsar massacre, otherwise known as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, took place on April 13, 1919, during a protest against the arrest of two pro-Indian independence leaders.

It was held in Jallianwala bagh (a historical garden) near Amritsar’s Golden Temple complex.  

The Brigadier-General R. E. H. Dyer surrounded protestors in retaliation, leaving them only with one exit out of Bagh. 

His troops were then instructed to kill all demonstrators. 

He ordered his troops to stop firing after exhausting their ammunition.

There are estimates of death attributable to 379 or more than 1500. 

An additional 1200 were hurt, including 192 with serious injuries. 

After the massacre, British Army forces were evaluated and troops trained to use less forceful methods for crowd control. 

It also caused a total loss of faith in the British Army from Indian civilians, and some historians argue, helped pave the way to Indian independence. 

Prince Andrew and a security officer were seen on Prince Andrew’s Range Rover driving along the Long Walk just moments after the police had arrived. 

He was taken away from Cambridge Gate. Prince Charles arrived at the estate around 10 a.m. with Camilla.

Christmas Day Intruder, who was declared unfit by doctors to proceed in normal manner, was taken under Mental Health Act Section.

Scotland Yard took the investigation of Thames Valley Police’s Boxing Day incident and said that the suspect is still under the care of doctors.

Now detectives and doctors examine the odd footage, in which Chail seems to make references to Star Wars villains.

“I’m an Indian Sikh. I’m a Sith.” In the video, he states that his name was Jaswant Sikh Chail and that his name is Darth Jons. This could be an allusion to Jedi knights enemies who abuse the dark side.

The footage shows Chail behind Darth Malgus, an evil Sith Lord Darth.

Investigators probing why Chail wanted revenge for the century-old massacre in India of Indian Sikhs went to a variety of Sikh temples across Hampshire to see if Chail had any links to organized religion. He was not a frequent worshipper, and was therefore unknown at the Temples in Southampton.

Friends shared their belief that Chail was a Chandler’s Ford pupil of Toynbee School. He is close with his twin sister who received top marks at school. She is currently studying international relations at University.

Her social media accounts show that she is a fan of her brother’s Star Wars movies. One friend claimed that the two were “inseparable” as children.

An ex-colleague, who didn’t want to be identified, stated that he seemed normal. 

Armed police officers on guard at the Henry VIII Gate at Windsor Castle following the intruder getting in on Christmas Day

After an intruder broke into Windsor Castle’s Henry VIII Gate, armed police officers were on duty at Windsor Castle’s Henry VIII Gate to protect them

Armed officers were guarding entrances to Windsor Castle following the security scare on Christmas Day after 8am

Following the Security Scare at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day 8am, Armed Officers were stationed to guard its entrances.

 ‘Nothing to distinguish him from anything else. One incident involved him in a brawl with another person, but this was back when his age was 13.

Chail’s parents married in Britain in 1993 and have lived in Lancashire and the Midlands before settling in the Hampshire village home they bought for £390,000 in 2015.

Nearby neighbors described the family’s quiet, but pleasant nature and were surprised to find a large police force at their home Christmas Day.

It was the fourth breach of security at Windsor this year. This included an intruder from 44-year old woman who, after pretending to be his fiancee, was permitted into Prince Andrew’s Royal Lodge.

Dai Davies is the ex-head of royal protection for Scotland Yard. Although he was disturbed to hear about the use of a crossbow in the attack, the security forces did a great job in quickly apprehending and capturing the intruder.

He said, “My opinion is that police took action immediately the alarm went off on the fence.”

This was just the outermost layer of his security network. He would face many other layers and have many more answers.

They will conduct an internal inquiry now to find out how they could have improved their responses.

Scotland Yard stated that the man is still under the care of doctors while the details of the incident are fully investigated. The statement added, “Security procedures were activated in less than a minute of the man entering grounds. He didn’t enter any buildings.”

Experts warn that scares are a sign we need to increase security  

David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent

Experts last night said that security at Windsor needs to be overhauled after several troubling failures.

Police were called to perform a complete security audit of the castle’s historic structure and all other Windsor Great Park royal residences.

Sam Armstrong from the Henry Jackson Society’s counter-terrorism think-tank said that it was not properly geared to become a principal royal residence. 

At this transitional time for the Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth is spending increasingly more time at Windsor. The police need to do more.

Security at Windsor must undergo a radical review after a series of troubling lapses, experts said last night. Earlier this month a woman was given a talking to by police officers after banging on the window of Prince Andrew’s Range Rover as he drove from his home to go horse riding

Experts said yesterday that the security system at Windsor should be assessed after numerous troubling failures. A woman was stopped by officers earlier this month for banging on Prince Andrew’s Range Rover’s window as he left his home to ride horses.

Due to the large estate size, and the semi-rural setting at the city’s edge, ‘Windsor’ presents new challenges for security.

Jaswant Chail, an intruder who was armed with a crossbow and arrested on Christmas Day at Windsor, was the fourth security incident of this year.

A 44-year old woman claimed she was Prince Andrew’s fiancee and was permitted into the Royal Lodge Residence, which is four miles from Windsor Great Park.

Spanish-speaking woman named herself “Irene Windsor” and had security guards pay for her taxi fare. After spending twenty minutes roaming around the grounds, she was released. Later, she was sectioned according to the Mental Health Act.

Later that month, police also arrested a woman aged 29 and a man of 31 for trespassing on the Royal Lodge grounds.

Heightened security inside the grounds of Windsor Castle on Boxing Day after a intruder broke into the grounds on Christmas Day

After an intruder entered Windsor Castle’s grounds on Christmas Day, security was increased inside Windsor Castle on Boxing Day

A woman who smashed on Prince Andrew’s Range Rover’s window while driving to horse riding from his house earlier in the month was stopped by officers.

Ken Wharfe was the ex-bodyguard for Princess Diana and called for a complete security audit at Windsor following the crossbow incident.

The Queen’s safety appears to be at stake. He told The Daily Mirror that Windsor has always been thought to be at greatest risk from intruders because of the makeup of the estate. “The severity of the event should make alarm bells ring.”

“This person was arrested in time. However, every system could still be enhanced as any other scenario could turn out to be tragic,” he said.

The former chief superintendent of the royal protective unit Dai Davies said that Windsor was experiencing an intruder problem and needed to find the root cause before it becomes more serious.

“I predict that a significant review will be required after this latest incident. This is extremely worrying considering this person was armed.

“The next time may be worse, and that’s a big worry.”

Prince William’s 21st-birthday party was gatecrashed and dominated by the ‘Comedy Terrorist’ 

The Windsor Castle grounds are not immune to security breaches.

Aaron Barschak was a self-described “comedy terrorist” who gained national fame gatecrashing the 21st birthday celebration of Prince William at Windsor.

Barschak donned a pink dress with false hair and a turban that looked like Osama bin Laden during the affair.

In June 2003, self-styled ‘comedy terrorist’ Aaron Barschak came to national fame by gatecrashing William’s 21st birthday party at Windsor. During the affair, Barschak wore a pink dress, a false beard and a turban in a fashion similar to Osama bin Laden

Aaron Barschak was a self-described “comedy terrorist” who gained national recognition by blocking William’s 21st anniversary party at Windsor. Barschak was dressed in a pink dress with a fake beard and had a turban that looked like Osama bin Laden.

He flashed his merkin to the people outside and climbed the castle walls before entering the party of the young prince.

CPS lawyers decided there was ‘insufficient evidence’ to charge Barschak for one or more of four offences – burglary, threatening behaviour, criminal trespass and assault.

He was told he wouldn’t face any action and the comedian terrorist claimed that his stunt earned him fame.

LBC News interviewed him and he stated that he no longer speaks to any of his friends. They are far too popular for me. People are always coming to me from the street, and that’s an awful strain.

After learning he would face no action, the ‘comedy terrorist’ claimed his stunt had brought him celebrity status

He was told he wouldn’t face any action and the comedian terrorist claimed that his stunt earned him fame

Barschak said that he was confronted and taken to the police station after breaking into the grounds. However, he claimed that a cop allowed him into the party zone after he had told what the Met Police called a “credible story”.

The incident led to the disciplinary investigations of at least nine officers. 

Chief Inspector Mark Goddard was a high ranking officer responsible for security at Windsor. He was removed from his post.