Pair climb palace roof in fathers' rights protest
Activists last night climbed on to a roof at Buckingham Palace in a protest over fathers' rights.
Martin Matthews (48), and Bobby Smith (33), used a ladder to breach security after another campaigner caused a distraction outside the palace, a spokesman for the activists said.
They scaled the roof of the Queen's Gallery, a public art gallery at Buckingham Palace, at around 3.15pm and held a banner which read: "I am Harry's dad", according to the spokesman.
The demonstration is part of a joint campaign by the groups New Fathers 4 Justice and Stop The War On Dads.
They have called for equal rights for fathers in divorce and separation proceedings and reform of the family courts.
A third activist, James Dennis, from Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire, also attempted to scale the roof but failed as security arrived.