Mourners shocked by extraordinarily tall 7″2 aide to the Queen at her state funeral

Mourners surprised after spotting extraordinarily tall 7″2 former private secretary to the Queen at her state funeral

Mourners were suprised today by an extraordinarily tall man in the procession ahead of the Queen‘s coffin. 

Royal watchers were quick to spot Matthew Magee, who is 7″2 and was private secretary to Her Majesty for four years.

Well-wishers online even dubbed the Northern Irish aide the ‘Royal Slenderman’ as cameras panned to Mr Magee who would have dwarfed the monarch who was only 5ft 3in.

People were surprised at the height of Matthew Magee, who is 7"2 and was private secretary to Her Majesty for four years

People were surprised at the height of Matthew Magee, who is 7″2 and was private secretary to Her Majesty for four years

Mr Magee joined the Queen's team after Samantha Cohen left as assistant private secretary in 2018

Mr Magee joined the Queen’s team after Samantha Cohen left as assistant private secretary in 2018

Social media users dubbed him the 'royal Slenderman'. Slenderman is a horror video game character (pictured) who is tall with thin arms and legs (File image)

Social media users dubbed him the ‘royal Slenderman’. Slenderman is a horror video game character (pictured) who is tall with thin arms and legs (File image)

One person said: ‘Who is this insanely tall man? Is this the royal Slenderman?’

Slenderman is a horror video game character who is tall with thin arms and legs. 

Another person on social media added: ‘Anyone know who the exceedingly tall man is?’

A third added: ‘I can’t stop paying attention to the incredibly tall man walking in front of the vehicle carrying the queens coffin. 

He was previously Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent's private secretary but was reportedly picked to work for Her Majesty as he has a 'brilliant brain' and is a 'smashing guy with a great sense of humour'

He was previously Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent’s private secretary but was reportedly picked to work for Her Majesty as he has a ‘brilliant brain’ and is a ‘smashing guy with a great sense of humour’

The Queen has had a number of tall aides, with Paul Whybrew, her page nicknamed Tall Paul, also notable for his 6"4 height (pictured during the procession of the coffin of the Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall last week)

The Queen has had a number of tall aides, with Paul Whybrew, her page nicknamed Tall Paul, also notable for his 6″4 height (pictured during the procession of the coffin of the Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall last week)

‘Did they bring in the tallest man in the world for the occasion?’ 

Mr Magee joined the Queen’s team after Samantha Cohen left as assistant private secretary in 2018.

He was previously Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent’s private secretary but was reportedly picked to work for Her Majesty because he has a ‘brilliant brain’ and is a ‘smashing guy with a great sense of humour’.

The Queen has had a number of tall aides, with Paul Whybrew, her page nicknamed Tall Paul, also notable for his 6″4 height.

Mr Whybrew was alongside Her Majesty during her last few days after she suffered from mobility issues.

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