Prince Philip funeral: TOPLESS woman arrested after she yells ‘save planet’ and jumps on Queen Victoria's statue
Ahead of the incident, the Thames Valley Police had issued an appeal to prevent gathering in large crowds
Ahead of Prince Philip's ceremonial Royal funeral, United Kingdom observed a minute of silence to pay their final tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh. As the Queen led senior members of the Royal family to the ceremony, a topless woman outside the castle gates ran through the streets creating just enough buzz for her to draw the cops' attention.
Dressed in just shorts, and a cap, the unidentified female was reportedly arrested after she created a ruckus outside the funeral venue.
The solo protestor yelled "save the planet" as she ran across the streets to climb onto Queen Victoria's statue. She was reportedly chased by armed police till they were able to seize her, Metro reported.
Ahead of the incident, the Thames Valley Police had issued an appeal to prevent gathering in large crowds. They insisted the public watched the funeral procession and ceremony on television to ensure the coronavirus lockdown restrictions were maintained.
"In line with the Royal Household wishes we would like to remind people that due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, they should avoid visiting the town today and instead pay their respects by watching television coverage, joining the nation observing a minute's silence or signing the online book of condolence," the Thames Valley Police statement said.
"Our officers will be out and about on patrol in Windsor as normal and there will be a range of visible and not so visible security measures in place to ensure everyone's safety. We would especially encourage everyone who is in Windsor today to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to officers immediately," the statement added.
In related news, Prince Philip's funeral was a low-key affair that had select few Royals as attendees. The original 800-people guest list was toned down to ensure the pandemic safety protocols are met.
However, what caught everyone's attention was how the Queen was hesitant to go into the St George's Chapel all by herself, and that Prince William and Harry showed some signs of reconciliation.
Kate Middleton's nod to the Queen and Lady Diana's timeless pearls also went on to become a topic of discussion among the Palace enthusiasts. Meghan Markle's name too popped up a few times in connection with Prince Philip's funeral. However, this time it was a lot more positive. She was being lauded for sending across a hand-written note, and customized wreath.
While the contents of the note have not been revealed yet, we know what the special wreath stands for. Floral designer Willow Crossley reportedly put together flowers that would send out messages of what he stood for. Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches), the national flower of Greece, and eryngium (sea holly) were present in it. This aside, the floral arrangement also came with campanula, rosemary, lavender, and roses in it.