A woman has been charged with being drunk and disorderly after she tried to jump the gates of Buckingham Palace in London over the weekend.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Jessica Davey, 35, of Queen's Park, west London, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning (09.10.17) after she was detained by police for trying to climb the front gates of the palace at 5.40pm on Saturday (07.10.17).

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told the Mail Online: "At 1740hrs on Saturday, 7 October officers in the area of Buckingham Palace observed a woman climbing the front gates of the palace. The woman, believed to be in in her 30s was quickly detained by officers before she gained access to the palace grounds."

The woman's bizarre behaviour drew attention from a small crowd of people, who were visiting the grounds, and they whipped out their mobile phones to record her.

The Met Police later confirmed her antics weren't terror related.

The incident comes a few months after Buckingham Palace officials were forced to review security at the grounds after an intruder was caught breaking in back in May.

The late Princess Diana's former protection officer Ken Wharfe believes better measures need to be put in place to protect the estate and the royal family after a 41-year-old man was able to roam around without being caught for seven minutes.

He said: "It is a long time. Ten seconds is a long time, a minute is a long time. In 10 seconds you could run 50 yards... into the front door where the queen lives."

The mystery man scaled the perimeter wall in the mid-evening, setting off alarm bells, but he wasn't found for almost 10 minutes as police searched the premises.

The 90-year-old monarch and her husband Prince Philip were in the grounds when the man broke in but they weren't told of the incident until the following morning.