‘You're a sick old man’: Man, 22, manhandled and arrested for heckling disgraced Prince Andrew at Queen's funeral

The incident took place when Prince Andrew joined the members of the royal family to take part in the Queen’s funeral procession held in Edinburgh

‘You're a sick old man’: Man, 22, manhandled and arrested for heckling disgraced Prince Andrew at Queen's funeral
A man identified as Rory was arrested after he heckled Prince Andrew during the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II (Phil Noble/Getty Images, @chrismarshll and @janderson_news/Twitter)
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: A Scottish man was arrested during the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II after he heckled Prince Andrew by passing degrading remarks. A video of the same was shared on Twitter where the 22-year-old can be seen getting arrested by a cop as people looked on.
 
The incident took place on Monday, September 12 when disgraced Prince Andrew joined the members of the royal family to take part in the Queen’s funeral procession held at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh. The man has been identified as Rory, as reported by Holyrood Magazine. He reportedly shouted, “Andrew, you are a sick old man.” The young Scottish man then shouted “disgusting” and later told the cop, “Oy, I’ve done nothing wrong.”
 
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The Scottish man, who heckled Prince Andrew has been identified as 22-year-old Rory (Twitter@chrismarshll)
The Scottish man, who heckled Prince Andrew, has been identified as 22-year-old Rory (@chrismarshll/Twitter)

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According to The Daily Mail, Prince Andrew got heckled by the man as he followed the Queen's coffin through Edinburgh. The heckler was then quickly taken to the ground while getting surrounded by the mourners. The crowd continued to shout, “God Save the King” as a cop took the man away from the spot.

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The man got dragged away from the scene as Prince Andrew, along with his siblings King Charles III, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward continued to walk behind the hearse carrying the Queen's coffin. The publication reported that Police Scotland later revealed that the heckler had been arrested “in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile.”


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According to Holyrood magazine, a 22-year-old woman, earlier in the day was arrested. She was charged in connection with a breach of the peace after holding up an anti-monarchy placard outside St Giles' Cathedral. According to the magazine, the woman will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.
 
Speaking of Prince Andrew, the 62-year-old was the only one of his siblings to not wear a military uniform during the Scottish procession. Queen Elizabeth II had stripped the prince of his royal and military titles in January. This came a day after a Manhattan judge allowed the sexual assault lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre against the disgraced prince to move forward. At the procession, he was seen wearing a morning suit. According to the Daily Mail, Prince Andrew will have to appear in civilian clothes at all the other public events to mourn his mother. However, an exception will reportedly be made as a special mark of respect for the Queen at the final vigil in Westminster Hall.

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The Scottish man, who heckled Prince Andrew, being taken away by the cop (Twitter@chrismarshll)
The Scottish man, who heckled Prince Andrew, is taken away by the cop (@chrismarshll/Twitter)

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