Guard Collapses Next To Queen’s Coffin During Livestream Of Lying In State

A royal guard watching over the queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor in London out of the blue collapsed, with the shock second broadcast on a livestream of the late monarch’s mendacity in state.

The black-clad guard was standing on the foot of the queen’s casket when he out of the blue fell to the ground at round 1 a.m. Thursday.

The service started broadcasting globally by way of the BBC Information web site at 5 p.m. Wednesday, when the doorways of Westminster Corridor opened to the general public.

Footage taken from the stay broadcast of the autumn was posted to social media.

The guard was holding a ceremonial employees when he appeared to faint, with close by officers rapidly dashing to his assist.

As he was tended to, the stay feed rapidly light to an exterior, night-time shot of the constructing. Over an hour later, the published had nonetheless not returned to the scene contained in the corridor.

It was not clear why the guard fell or his situation.

Troopers in ceremonial uniform are sustaining a continuing, 24-hour vigil across the queen’s coffin whereas she is mendacity in state.

The guards from items which embody the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Family Division or Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London are required to stay fully nonetheless on the 4 corners of the regal platform, often known as the catafalque.

Whereas the troopers rotate each 20 minutes, the hours of remaining fully nonetheless whereas standing are six-hours in size.

The incident occurred on the primary evening of the queen’s mendacity in state which supplies members of the general public the possibility to pay their respects to the late monarch.

The variety of individuals viewing the devoted stream of the mendacity in state rose to about 20,000 in the course of the first hour of the published.

The primary members of the general public pay their respects because the vigil begins across the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Corridor, London, the place it would lie in state forward of her funeral on Monday.

Yui Mok by way of PA Wire/PA Photos