One Man Flashed Everyone And Another One Rushed THE QUEEN’s Coffin At Westminster Hall
THE QUEEN has been gone for over a week now yet the mourning period in the UK continues to march on. I mean this quite literally as her passing has given birth to what will eventually be considered Britain’s greatest achievement: the Queue (or the long-ass line to the more uncouth). Commoners (and David Beckham) have been given the opportunity to see THE QUEEN lying in state but in order to do so, they gotta stand in a 5-mile, potentially 30-hour long queue. THE QUEEN’S Queue has been SO popular that there’s now a queue to join the queue! Based on this display one could say that the British people’s love for orderly standing surpasses their love for their monarchy! However, not everyone is keeping disciplined. There were a few rogues that were determined to make the Queue a(n even more) horrible experience.
Instead of quietly shuffling along with thousands of other Queue members, a bonehead managed to make his way into the group to wreak havoc on some mourners. According to TMZ, the guy interpreted “offering your respects” as “showing your junk” to unsuspecting people.
Law enforcement says … the 19-year-old guy flashed 2 women while he was also in line. One of the alleged victims is said to have noticed him inching closer to her before feeling something touch her — she then turned around and caught him in the act.
When cops fished him outta the river, he was charged with 2 counts of sexual assault and 2 counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order. He’s already pled not guilty.
He may have been trying to pay homage to another member of the Royal Family. Who knows what compels someone to stand in a days-long queue to commit a pointless crime. In a separate moment of “Are the Brits ok?”, another queue man thought the best way to honor THE QUEEN was to knock over some pensioners and make a run at her casket. via US Magazine:
“At [10 A.M.] on Friday 16 September officers from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command detained a man in Westminster Hall following a disturbance,” a spokesperson for the police force confirmed in a statement on Friday, September 16, per The Telegraph. “He was arrested for an offence under the Public Order Act and is currently in custody.”
According to the Daily Mail, the man pushed several mourners out of the way in his attempt to run toward the queen’s casket. He reportedly tried to lift up the Royal Standard, which covers her coffin, and also reached out to touch it. Authorities reportedly tackled the man to the ground before arresting him. The BBC, which has been been livestreaming the queen’s lying in state 24 hours a day, also quickly cut away from the coffin when the incident took place, per the outlet. When the cameras focused on the coffin again, the sovereign flag appeared to have been moved.
Here’s that clip:
Man arrested after attempting to rush Queen Elizabeth’s coffin https://t.co/hrTOqxJ1LZ pic.twitter.com/pyFw9FPd04
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 17, 2022
Maybe he ended up in the wrong queue and thought he was about to hop on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith! If you think it’s over, there are more opportunities for people to act the fool. THE QUEEN has been set to lie in state for four days before her official funeral on Monday. Though I think all our attention will turn from the Queue to the Royal Family on that day to see what antics they’ll get up to. Will King Charles have another pen-related meltdown? Will Prince William and Harry throw up some fisticuffs? Will Prince Andrew simply be there, standing around as the complete embarrassment he is? I think they should just do a few tasteful readings over THE QUEEN’s coffin and just cut to a livestream of her corgis frolicking at home. That will bring peace to the nation!