The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Westminster Hall in London on Wednesday after a long procession.

The British can now pay tribute to their sovereign who died a week ago and whose funeral will take place on Monday.

In the meantime, to protect the coffin placed in the oldest room of the British parliament, many royal guards are mobilized, 24 hours a day. A role that they must fulfill with force for twenty minutes before the relief.

But in the night from Wednesday to Thursday, one of them suddenly collapsed on the ground, as shown in a video relayed by BFM TV.

Death of Elizabeth II: A guard passes out during the vigil at Westminster Hall

– BFMTV (@BFMTV) September 15, 2022

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The broadcast was briefly interrupted

The man wavered several times before visibly fainting.

The British channels then broadcast the vigil, specify our colleagues.

The retransmission was cut for a moment, revealing a plan of Big Ben.

On Twitter, Charlie Proctor, editor of the British monarchy site

Royal Central

, said that "police rushed to help the archer from the Royal Company of Archers who passed out".

He then received “medical treatment”.

His state of health was not disclosed.


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