Hundreds of thousands of individuals could also be mourning the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, however one Scottish man selected as an alternative to present some grief to her son Prince Andrew.
It occurred Monday throughout a funeral procession in Edinburgh, Scotland, the place Andrew and his two brothers, King Charles III and Prince Edward, and his sister, Princess Anne, walked behind a hearse holding the queen’s flag-draped coffin.
Because the royal procession handed the group, one man may very well be heard yelling, “Andrew, you’re a sick old man,” to the prince, in line with a tweet from Reuters.
The person was rapidly grabbed and yanked out of the group whereas others shouted, “God save the King!” in line with the Unbiased.
Prince Andrew has been scrutinized for his connection to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. The royal reached a settlement earlier this yr with Virginia Giuffre, who had accused him of sexually assaulting and abusing her when she was a minor within the early 2000s.
The protester, later recognized solely as “Rory,” informed Holyrood Day by day journalist Joseph Anderson he heckled the prince so folks would know that “powerful men shouldn’t be allowed to commit sexual crimes and get away with it.”
There was at the least one different arrest of an individual making anti-monarchy statements, Holyrood Day by day reported, and that angered one British group that desires to do away with the royal household.
Graham Smith, a spokesman for the anti-monarchy group Republic, launched an announcement saying the group was “deeply concerned to see people being arrested for peaceful protest.”
“The police, media and politicians all need to understand that the accession is a contentious event and people have the right to speak up and be heard,” the assertion learn partially.