After a procession to drive the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, the royal family had gathered to pay a new tribute to the sovereign this Wednesday, September 14. A poignant moment in which one of the queen’s cousins lost consciousness, visibly overwhelmed with emotion.
- This Wednesday, September 14, the coffin of Elizabeth II joined Westminster Hall
- The royal family had gathered for a short mass after a procession through the streets of London
- During the ceremony, a cousin of the queen suffered from discomfort
A poignant ceremony. This Wednesday, September 14, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II joined Westminster Hall, where he will be exposed to the public until the day of his funeral, scheduled for Monday, September 19. That same day, the royal family had gathered for a short mass after a procession through the streets of London. A particularly touching ceremony during which some seemed to be overwhelmed by emotion.
But as Hello! one of the cousins of the royal family was obviously more affected than the others. Indeed, as the Queen’s remains made their way into Westminster Hall, Lady Gabriella Windsor suffered from illness. She immediately asked for help, before being evacuated by her husband Thomas Kingston and her mother, Princess Michael of Kent.
The young woman was then no longer seen during the ceremony. She had been placed with her brother Frederick and her sister-in-law, actress Sophie Winkleman, at the back of the room, behind some of the sovereign’s grandchildren, such as Zara Phillips, Eugenie and Beatrice of York, as well as the young Louise and James of Wessex.
A close cousin of Elizabeth II
Lady Gabriella Windsor is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin, Michael of Kent. Aged 41, she works as a journalist but is also an important personality of the British jet-set. Present at many social events, she had also made a name for herself by marrying Thomas Kingston, who is none other than the ex of Pippa Middleton. Little resentful, the latter had still attended their wedding in 2019, just like Prince Harry but also Queen Elizabeth II. A presence that had obviously touched Lady Gabriella Windsor a lot and strengthened her ties with the monarch. An attachment that can explain this little discomfort of which she was the victim during the mass.
But the young woman is not the only person to have lost consciousness in Westminster Hall. A royal guard was indeed the victim of a terrible illness during his shift on the night of Wednesday to this Thursday, September 15. Up for long hours, the man was filmed staggering before falling heavily to the ground. After collapsing, the royal guard was quickly taken care of by police present on the spot, according to information from the editor of the Royal Central. Broadcast live, the funeral wake of the former queen was interrupted for a few minutes. But the video still made the rounds on social media.