The incident took place on the night of Thursday, September 15. The footage shows that the employee barely had time to raise his head so as not to hit his face on the floor. Police officers rushed to help him, then the guard was taken out of the building. After the fall of the military, the broadcast of the funeral procession was interrupted.
The coffin with the deceased queen is guarded around the clock, and the military in ceremonial clothes are on duty for 6 hours.
The fall of guards from the guard of honor is not uncommon in the UK. This is due to the requirements for equipment and appearance of employees in accordance with the protocols, some of which are more than a hundred years old.
“Servants of the Royal Guard of Great Britain regularly faint during official events, most often due to heavy uniforms and their incompatibility with hot weather conditions, ” Kommersant notes .
It is noteworthy, but even the guards should faint in accordance with the protocol, keeping the stance, which is tacitly called “faint to attention” - fainting for attention.