Blank-you for coming! Moment mourner looks less than impressed as she’s overlooked by man welcoming visitors to Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s funeral
This is the moment a mourner looks less than impressed as she is seemingly overlooked by a man welcoming visitors to Westminster Abbey for the Queen‘s funeral.
TV footage from today’s ceremony showed a doorman greeting a number of guests to the church by shaking their hand.
When another woman then approached the entrance she reached out her palm expecting a similar acknowledgment.
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However, the man appeared to brush her hand aside with his left arm.
The guest then seemed to mutter under her breath as she walked into the venue.
On social media, many pointed out that the incident will have been seen by some four billion people, who had been predicted to watch ‘the biggest live TV event in history’.
One wrote: ‘I just got 2nd, 3rd and 4th hand embarrassment from that.’
Another said: ‘If this was me 20 years from now I’d still be waking up in a cold sweat just at the memory of the shame.’
A third added: ‘We need the back story’.
Industry experts suggested a staggering 4.1 billion viewers could watch the Queen’s funeral – smashing the previous record of 3.5billion who reportedly watched boxing great Muhammad Ali open the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.
If their predictions are correct, the ceremony would eclipse all other broadcasting records – including the Live8 concerts in 2005, Sydney’s New Year Eve firework celebrations in 2010 and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
TV footage from today’s ceremony showed a doorman greeting a number of guests to the church by shaking their hand
When another woman then approached the entrance she reached out her palm expecting a similar acknowledgment
However, the man appeared to brush her hand aside with his left arm. The guest then seemed to mutter under her breath as she walked into the venue
King Charles had appeared tearful at today’s service, that ended with two minutes of silence, the Last Post and the national anthem. The monarch also looked emotional as he saluted when his mother left Wellington Arch in a hearse this afternoon.
On a day of pomp and poignant symbolism, grief was etched on the faces of Charles, his siblings and children as well as the huge crowds who swamped The Mall, Whitehall and Parliament Square to bade farewell to the beloved monarch as her coffin was carried from the Abbey on a gun carriage.
Members of the Royal Family, including the King, marched poignantly behind, while others including the Princess of Wales, her children George and Charlotte, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, all looked on at the crowds as they passed them in vehicles.
The poignant scenes followed an extraordinary and emotional state funeral attended by 2,000 VIPs, royals, prime ministers and several hundred ordinary Britons chosen by the Queen, who died 11 days ago.
The Archbishop of Canterbury described the Queen as having touched ‘a multitude of lives’ and having been a ‘joyful’ figure for many.
She was head of state but also a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and in a personal touch, the wreath adorning her coffin had a handwritten note from the King. The message said: ‘In loving and devoted memory.’
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