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by Staff reporter
12 September 2022
Prince Andrew heckled as Queen's coffin taken through Edinburgh

A man heckled Prince Andrew as the cortege passed | Image: Chris Marshall

Prince Andrew heckled as Queen's coffin taken through Edinburgh

Prince Andrew was heckled on the Royal Mile as he walked behind the Queen's funeral cortege.

The Prince was walking with the Queen's hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles's Cathedral when the incident happened.

Crowds were up to ten rows deep to watch the procession in central Edinburgh.

A male was heard to heckle Andrew, calling him by name, after onlookers fell silent. 

In response, a man looking from an open first floor window of a flat overlooking the famous street shouted "God save the King", with other members of the crowd joining in.

The procession was led by mounted officers, with King Charles, Prince Edward, the Queen Consort and Sophie, Countess of Wessex amongst the senior Royals present.

Thousands of people are in Edinburgh today for the historic event, with large queues at St Giles's Cathedral. Some had travelled long distances, with cross-border trains to Waverley Station busy.

The Queen's body will be taken to London tomorrow for the continuation of the state funeral.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "A 22-year old man was arrested and charged in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile around 2.50pm on Monday, 12 September 2022.

"He was released on an undertaking to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal."

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