A RIGHT-WING fanatic who felt marginalised because of his ginger hair plotted the assassination of Prince Charles in the hope that his red-haired son Harry would become King.
Mark Colborne, a neo-Nazi, was resolute about shooting Prince Charles with a sniper rifle so that redhead Harry could take to the throne.
The 37-year-old, who admits that he is similar to murderer Anders Breivik and was caught red- handed by his half-brother who found chemicals and documents describing his initial racial hatred in his bedroom at the family’s Southampton home.
Earlier this year a trial was called but the jury was unable to reach a final verdict.
In a retrial at the Old Bailey, Colborne has been found guilty of preparing terrorist acts prior to his arrest on June 3 last year.
He was convicted on the basis that he possessed handwritten notes copied from internet sources including The Terrorist Handbook, The Complete Improvised Kitchen and The Jolly Roger Cookbook, which gave details about making explosives.
In his notebook, Colborne concludes: “I don’t want to be a serial killer. I’m more of an Anders Breivik. I have left potential targets open. I was waiting for an opportunity to kill one of them. Let it be Prince Charles which would be good.”
Colborne also wrote that he would be a silent assassin and the first opportunity he gets he would put a bullet in Charles’s head.
He also names the Royals as ´tyrants´ and announced that he would sacrifice his life in order for Harry to become King and would in fact kill William too.
Colborne went on to admit that his main interest was to become a professional hitman.
Sentencing has been adjourned until Tuesday, November 3.