'No respect': Newlyweds slammed for photo shoot near floral tributes to the Queen outside Windsor Castle
BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND: Four days after Queen Elizabeth II's death, a video of a newlywed couple having their own photo shoot outside Windsor Castle has gone viral. The couple, who prefer to remain anonymous, celebrated their wedding with a photoshoot close to the floral tributes to the late Queen.
Alex John Hood, a user on TikTok, posted the viral video of the couple shooting pictures after their wedding on Monday, September 12. The 16-second video, which showed a bride and her groom standing in an embrace, has received more than 98k views. "Not letting the Queens death ruin their day 😓#thequeen #windsorcastle#hermajestyqueen. Fully having a photoshoot in front of the Queen's floral tribute," Hood wrote in the TikTok's caption.
The couple's nerve astounded the viewing public, with one commenting, "No way! the audacity of some people." Another person who slammed the couple harshly wrote, "Your wedding yes go ahead but don't take pictures in front of Queens tributes. some people have no respect 😳😳😳😳." A third person commented, "I hope someone told them how disrespectful that was."
@alexjohnhood Not letting the Queens death ruin their day 😓 #thequeen #windsorcastle #hermajestyqueen ♬ Oh No - Kreepa
Another individual referred to their taste as being the worst and wrote, "Worst taste ever what a way to start a life." One person who was empathetic to the couple remarked, "I get they're gettin married but that floral tribute is there for a reason not to help them get there dream wedding, so disrespectful." Many people found it rude and inappropriate that the couple chose to participate in the photo shoot at this time and outside the Windsor Castle.
Hood discussed the viral footage with the Daily Mail on Wednesday, September 13, and shared his initial encounter with the couple. "I was just taking photos and a few videos and turned around and this couple were doing a wedding photoshoot," he said.
"Looking back it might not have even been a real wedding. I know people do wedding shoots," Hood continued. "Literally by the gates people were laying flowers and paying their respects and I even saw people crying so it was pretty insensitive. Most people reacted in a bemused way, a few people verbally commented how bad it was but no one stopped them."
The Queen passed away on September 8 at Scotland's Balmoral Castle at the age of 96. Her funeral is scheduled for September 19 in London, where a period of mourning has already begun. King Charles III, her son and successor, currently reigns over the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth states.
The Queen's coffin is currently Lying-in-State at Westminster, and the palace will be accessible to mourners around-the-clock until 6.30 am on Monday, the day of the Queen's funeral.