Police officer collapses and is carried on a stretcher at Queen’s funeral

A police officer fell to the ground while on duty at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday.

A ceremony to honor and bury the late King was held at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19.

The officer passed out during the service and had to be carried away on a stretcher.

He collapsed before the funeral procession sauntered down the Mall and fell in Parliament Square.

His current condition is unknown, however his condition does not appear to be serious, The Mirror reported.

The event happened just as the guards began changing positions, and he appeared to stagger before falling moments later.

Before the paramedics arrived, two police officers rushed over to help him up.

Also on September 14, a royal guard who was standing by the monarch’s coffin while she lay in state at Westminster Hall fell while on duty.

A virus clip shown The man – wearing a black uniform and holding a staff – stumbled from his position on the raised platform (called a catafalque) on which Her Majesty’s coffin stood.

A police officer is carried away on a stretcher outside Westminster Abbey in London September 19, 2022 ahead of the state funeral service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Oli SCARFF/AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
The police officer was helped by his colleagues after he fell.
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He was quickly attended to by paramedics and brought to his feet.

The Queen’s funeral took place today, over 10 days after her death on September 8th.

Dignitaries, politicians from around the world, as well as many members of the royal family, paid tribute to her long reign and life today.

In addition to members of the Royal Family, those in attendance were: British Prime Minister Liz Truss, US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and over 500 other world leaders.

Follow the New York Post’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral:

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Emma Bowman

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