A man tried to grab the Queen’s coffin during a funeral service, but was tackled to the floor by police.
Hundreds of thousands of mourners have passed through the hall in the last two days, but were left visibly shocked when the incident took place on Friday night.
One witness said a mourner screamed when she saw the man running at the coffin, and another said a man pushed her seven-year-old niece aside as he rushed at the coffin. The police arrested the man on suspicion of a public order offence.
The man who grabbed the Royal Standard off the Queen’s coffin was dragged away by police after the incident, which took place at around 10pm on Friday.
A man was tackled to the floor after he appeared to rush towards the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall.
The BBC cameras that cover the Queen’s coffin cut away from the casket around 10pm on Friday, and the Royal Standard appeared to have been moved. Members of the public were left hysterical crying and shaking after the incident.
The Queen’s four children stood guard of their mother’s coffin at Westminster Hall this yesterday evening, in their second and final vigil for the beloved monarch. The siblings were dressed in military colors, unlike the previous vigil in which Charles donned a kilt.
The Queen’s four children stood guard of their mother’s coffin for more than 10 minutes at Westminster Hall this evening, as tearful mourners watched on. Charles, the 62-year-old royal outcast, was given special dispensation to wear uniform as a ‘final mark of respect’ for his mother.
Prince Harry, Zara Tindall, Peter Philips, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn will all wear military uniforms at a vigil for the Queen at Westminster Hall on Saturday night.
The queue to see the Queen at Westminster Hall has stretched to 24-hours, with estimates at the back of the queue suggesting 14-hour wait.
David Beckham joined the five-mile queue to pay his respects to the Queen, and was seen wiping the corner of his eye and covering his mouth with his hand as he approached the front of the procession.
Beckham left the Palace of Westminster this afternoon after queuing since 2am to see the Queen lie in state. He recalled the ‘special moment’ he was awarded an OBE and looked back fondly on the relationship he had fostered with the monarch over the years.
Beckham said he will forever consider himself lucky to have met the Queen on so many occasions and that it meant so much to him.
A rollerblader nearly crashed into King Charles’ car as he made his way to a vigil for his mother.
Police stopped a man who was roller skating along the road just as King Charles III’s cavalcade was approaching Parliament Square. The man was led away by police and had a word with them before being let on his way.