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Drama as guard FAINTS off the podium while holding vigil beside Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall 

A guard has fainted off the podium while holding vigil subsequent to the Queen’s Coffin as she lies in state inside the Palace of Westminster.

Hundreds of hundreds of mourners have been queuing to pay their remaining respects to the monarch following her demise at Balmoral on Thursday.

But onlookers have been aghast when a guard started swaying on his toes moments earlier than he collapsed.

The man had moments earlier briefly stepped off the podium earlier than retaking his place as different servicemen joined him for a changeover.

But seconds later he blacked out and fell forwards, touchdown sprawled on the stone ground to loud gasps from bystanders queueing to pay their respects.

The stay stream additionally minimize out for a number of minutes as police rushed to the man’s help.

The Queen’s coffin, which has been positioned on a raised platform referred to as a catafalque, is being guarded round the clock by models from the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Household Division, or Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London. 

The second the guard fell ahead onto the stone ground as law enforcement officials shortly rush to his help this night

Members of the public inside the historic hall to pay their final respects gave out loud grasps as the man fell

Members of the public inside the historic corridor to pay their remaining respects gave out loud grasps as the man fell

Two police officers quickly rushed to help the man as the remaining guards continued to hold vigil next to the coffin

Two law enforcement officials shortly rushed to assist the man as the remaining guards continued to carry vigil subsequent to the coffin

It comes after crowds lined the streets of central London as she was moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

King Charles, William and Harry reunited to mourn and march behind the coffin it made its remaining journey out of Buckingham Palace at 2.22pm. 

A brief service was held involving the Royal Family at the Palace of Westminster, earlier than members of the public got entry to pay their respects from 5pm.

As the late monarch’s coffin was positioned in the corridor, pictures captured a poignant second for the Duke of Sussex as he held his head in his hand, shielding his eyes, and regarded down.

Wearing a swimsuit embellished with medals, he’s standing subsequent to the Duchess of Sussex, who’s wanting down with a sombre expression on her face.

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William stood along with their wives Meghan and Kate as they put apart their bitter feud to pay their respects to their grandmother.

While the siblings walked side-by-side for the poignant 38-minute procession from Buckingham Palace, their spouses travelled in separate vehicles, with Meghan accompanied by the Countess of Wessex and Kate joined by Camilla, the Queen Consort.

During the service, the ‘Fab Four’ stood in formation dealing with the coffin on its purple-covered catafalque, which was flanked with a tall, yellow flickering candle at every nook of the extensive scarlet platform in the coronary heart of Westminster Hall – the backdrop of a few of the most well-known moments in British historical past.

The moment the first members of the public walked inside the Palace of Westminster to see the Queen's coffin as she lies in state until Monday

The second the first members of the public walked inside the Palace of Westminster to see the Queen’s coffin as she lies in state till Monday

Members of the public pay their respects as they pass the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster this evening

Members of the public pay their respects as they go the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace of Westminster this night

People queue as the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her lying in state

People queue as the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her mendacity in state

The Sussexes stood at the again of the group of royals, with Harry straight behind William and Meghan behind Kate. The touching second is the first time the {couples} have been seen collectively since their shock walkabout collectively at Windsor Castle on Saturday, and a uncommon present of togetherness.

The Queen’s coffin entered Westminster Hall as the choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, sang Psalm 139. When the Queen arrived, Charles, William and Anne saluted. Harry and Prince Andrew – barred from sporting navy uniform – bowed their head as a substitute.

Thousands of well-wishers have handed by way of the historic corridor all through the night and into the early hours of this morning.

Mourners ready to pay their respects have been given colour-coded wristbands in order to briefly go away the queue to purchase meals and use the bathroom. 

Stewards staffing the route have additionally been suggested to identify individuals who could also be struggling, take them out of the queue for a ‘cup of tea’. They could then be allowed nearer to the entrance.

The Palace of Westminster will stay open 24 hours a day till 6.30am on Monday – the day of the Queen’s funeral.

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