Everybody else was shocked as well. They had not expected that Barne would break through layers of royal guards and get close enough to Prince William to capture him.
The crowd did not make a sound and watched Barne in silence.
Before, they would certainly have done all they could to fight odd Barne and save Prince William.
However, they were greatly disappointed in Prince William after the earlier incident.
Richard was not only a coward, but he disregarded the lives of others when he ordered the royal guards to fire their weapons in the palace without any consideration for their safety!
“Don’t kill me, I’m begging you. Please don’t kill me…”
With his throat being clutched, Prince William was suffocating. His gaze was filled with fear and regret. Richard was already so petrified that he had wet himself!
As for the rest of the royal guards, they did not act rashly either.
At that moment, Barne was seen as the devil in the eyes of the crowd.
No one had ever caused a scene that turned the royal palace into a chaotic mess in the history of Yingland!
The image of Barne was burned into their minds.
The Alexander family was overwhelmed with emotion. They could tell that the relationship between Barne and Alice was not as simple as it seemed.
On the other hand, Barne appeared to be a big shot with great power. It would not necessarily be a bad thing for her to be with him.
Of course, there was another consideration on their minds. The Queen had yet to show up. If she arrived, would she be able to defeat the Rheasian?
Speaking of which, where was the Queen? She had yet to make an appearance all this time, so could it be that she had already given up on Prince William?
After all, Prince William was still a representative of the royal family. Being humiliated by a Rheasian in this manner was considered a huge provocation to the Queen.
As it happened, Barne’s gaze shifted to the door all of a sudden when the others were still puzzled. Richard cracked a meaningful smile.
Soon afterward, he heard an overbearing voice.
“Sergeant Larson, I wonder if you would let William off the hook out of respect for me?”
Upon hearing that voice, Prince William’s face, which had shown how flustered and hopeless he felt, expressed extreme excitement and joy. Richard screamed out aloud and appeared to be in high spirits!
Everyone then looked toward the door and were stunned when they saw the figure walking through it. They bowed down and shouted loudly in admiration and excitement, “Your Majesty!”
Yes, the person walking in was none other than the Queen of Yingland, the only invincibilis fighter in Yingland and the guardian of the country.
In reality, Barne had already sensed the Queen’s presence earlier, and that was why he was not in a rush to launch a counterattack during the first wave of shooting.
Richard did it as a sign of respect to the Queen. Richard assumed that the Queen would make an appearance earlier, so he did not expect that she would remain silent.
Hence, he chose to launch his counterattack by capturing Prince William afterward.
With the Queen there, naturally, Barne would not continue to make things difficult for Prince William. After all, he had to show some respect to the Queen.
Moreover, he had no regard for Prince William because the prince was just a weakling to him.
Why would a person lower himself to the level of a weakling?
Richard released Prince William and greeted the queen with a gentlemanly bow of his head. Richard smiled as he said, “Your Majesty.”