Prince Philip Royal Funeral
The police have arrested a topless woman who was running through the streets screaming "save the world" just as Prince Philip's royal ceremonial funeral began at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Soon after a national minute of silence signaled the start of the funeral ceremony inside St. George's Chapel, the woman dashed into the street at the castle gates. She then leaped onto a Queen Victoria statue before being removed from the scene on Castle Hill by several officers who were seen covering her in a cloth before arresting her. Officers pulled the woman away, dressed only in jeans, sunglasses, and a hat, as they ordered people to pass.
In accordance with the coronavirus lockout restrictions on large gatherings, Thames Valley Police had previously given an appeal to avoid gathering in large crowds and instead watch the funeral procession and ceremony for the Duke of Edinburgh on television. We would like to remind people that, in accordance with the Royal Household's wishes, they should avoid visiting the town today due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and instead pay their respects by watching news coverage, joining the nation in observing a minute's silence, or signing the online book of condolences, according to a Thames Valley Police release.
Our officers will be patrolling Windsor as usual, and a variety of visible and less visible security measures will be in place to ensure everyone's safety. We would urge anyone in Windsor today to be extra careful and report something suspicious to officers right away, according to the statement. Hundreds of officers were stationed in and around Windsor Castle, the Queen's royal residence in Berkshire, south-east England, as part of the security steps.
The funeral service in the chapel went on without a hitch as the Queen led senior members of the royal family in mourning her 73-year-old husband and consort, who died peacefully last Friday. The Duke's coffin was taken to his final resting place in the royal vault under St. George's Chapel at the conclusion of the ceremony.