Lady Gabriella Windsor fainted as Queens coffin arrived at Westminster

It’s been an emotional week for the royal family, following the death ofQueen Elizabeth IIlast Thursday.

And it seems that as the Queen’s coffin arrived at Westminster Hall yesterday afternoon, it all got a bit much for Lady Gabriella Windsor, who appeared to faint shortly after Her Majesty’s arrival.

There appeared to be a rather small commotion where members of the royal family stood, watching the coffin be brought inside.

Lady Gabriella's husband,Thomas Kingston , could be seen aiding someone, as her mother, Princess Michael of Kent appeared to look towards her daughter with some concern, as did her brother and sister-in-law Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman.

Following her apparent collapse Lady Gabriella was not seen again during the event, although it appears she recovered relatively quickly and likely did not require medical attention.

While she was absent from the photo showing all the members of the royal family, her husband, her mother and brother and sister-in-law remained at the service.

Despite Lady Gabriella’s fainting episode, the service continued without further problem, as members of the royal family, and other state figures, gathered to pay their respects to the late Queen.

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Lady Gabriella appeared to have a rather close relationship to the late monarch, with the Queenattending her wedding to Thomas Kingston in 2019 .

This wedding marked the final public appearance of the Queen’s late husbandPrince Philip , who died at age 99 on Friday 9 April 2021.

The Queen’s coffin will lie in state until the morning of her funeral.

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people are expected to visit the Queen’s coffin with queues potentially lasting for hours.

During this time soldiers dressed in ceremonial uniform will be maintaining a constant 24 hour vigil around the Queen’s coffin.

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 while on duty.

One Royal guard caused a small commotion in the early hours of Thursday morning ashe fainted while guarding the Queen’s coffin .

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The Queen will remain there until 6.30am on Monday September 19, when the coffin will be taken to Westminster Abbey for her state funeral.

After the funeral she will travel to Windsor Castle, where she will be laid to rest in St George’s Chapel alongside her beloved late husband, Prince Philip.


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