In front of the Queen's coffin: A security guard collapsed


In front of the Queen's coffin
A security guard collapsed

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is laid out in Westminster Hall.

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is laid out in Westminster Hall.

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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is laid out in Westminster Hall. During the night a security guard collapsed in front of the coffin.

Last Wednesday (September 14), the remains of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) were laid out in Westminster Hall after a funeral procession through London. On Thursday night there is a security guard in front of the coffin collapsed.

This could be seen on the BBC live stream, and clips of the incident were released shortly afterwards on social media divided. The security guard initially stumbled before falling over from the platform he was standing on. Several people rushed to his aid. The BBC then switched to exterior shots. Nothing was initially known about possible injuries to the security guard, as reported, among other things, by the "Telegraph"..

Queen is laid out in Westminster Hall until Monday

Mourners can Westminster Hall will say goodbye to their queen until Monday (September 19). The doors are open 24 hours a day and will close at 6:30am UK time on September 19, the day of her funeral.

However, visitors must be prepared for a long wait. Experts from "The Times" estimate, that the queues could reach up to eight kilometers and that 20 hours of queuing time should be planned. 750,000 people are therefore expected. In around four and a half days, visitors can walk close to the Queen's closed coffin and pay their last respects. The body of the deceased queen is guarded by units of her bodyguard.

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