Guard faints while standing watch beside Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

Drama as guard faints off the stage in Westminster Hall while keeping vigil by the Queen’s casket.

Late on Wednesday, as mourners paid their respects to the late monarch as she lies in state at Westminster Hall, one of the royal guards keeping watch next to the casket of Queen Elizabeth II fainted and fell headfirst to the ground.

He appeared to swoon as he dropped to the ground while standing next to the late monarch’s casket.

Around one in the morning, video of a live broadcast that was released to social media showed the collapse.

The live video suddenly turned to an exterior, nighttime view of the structure as he was treated.

The broadcast had not come back to the scene inside the hall more than an hour later.

The black-clad guard fell to the ground while holding a ceremonial staff, and neighboring officials hurried to assist him.

Soldiers in ceremonial uniform are maintaining a constant, 24-hour vigil around the Queen’s coffin while she is lying in state.

While the soldiers rotate every 20 minutes, the hours of remaining completely still while standing are six-hours in length.

The guards from units which include the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Household Division, or Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London are required to remain completely still at the four corners of the catafalque.

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