Guard protecting vigil over Queen’s coffin faints at Westminster

A guard protecting watch over the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor fainted simply after midnight in London amid a queue of onlookers.

The guard swayed and stumbled off the platform earlier than gathering himself. Nevertheless seconds later he fell face-forward onto the stone ground.

Two law enforcement officials rushed to assist the guard and an aide standing beside the group additionally attended. A change of guard occurred minutes later.

Royal bodyguards and different royal army models, together with the Family Cavalry, the Grenadier Guards and the Coldstream Guards, are taking turns guarding the coffin. Every interval of 24 hours is split into 4 watches nevertheless livestream footage now exhibits a change every half hour.

The King and his sons, Princes William and Harry, walked behind Queen Elizabeth’s coffin as she travelled to Westminster Corridor from Buckingham Palace as we speak.

The general public are capable of view the Queen mendacity in state for the subsequent few days.

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A whole bunch of 1000’s of persons are anticipated to file previous the oak and lead-lined coffin which was earlier carried by eight pall bearers into Westminster Corridor, putting it on a raised platform often known as a catafalque.

The coffin is draped within the Royal Customary and topped with the Imperial State Crown – encrusted with nearly 3000 diamonds – and a bouquet of flowers and crops, together with pine from the Balmoral Property, the place Elizabeth died on September 8 on the age of 96.

The queue to see the Queen lie in state is stretching for about 5km as mourners flock to pay tribute.

Extra reporting by the Related Press.

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