On Sunday, Nov. 14, a Queen’s Household Cavalry member appeared to pass out before the Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
The soldier fainted before the two-minute silence at 11 a.m. The reason for the fall is not known.
Men in full military uniform took up professional positions in front of barricades while the nameless female security guard lay face down on the ground.
One woman in the crowd was terrified and covered her mouth with her palm in disbelief when seeing the incident.
The Household Cavalry is a combination of two regiments, The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals.
The Memorial Day crowd is back to pre-pandemic numbers. However, the Queen was not present. Due to a back injury, she had to skip the ceremony for the first time in 22 years, according to Buckingham Palace.
The significance of the event on Whitehall was enhanced by veterans, military members, and observers.
The Coldstream Guards led a march of approximately 10,000 veterans past the war memorial as hundreds of servicemen and women formed a line.
Thousands of viewers lined up as early as 7 a.m. in the cold and overcast weather. As the Mirror reported, they have come from all over the country and abroad to participate in the event.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was a moment to “come together to remember those who sacrificed everything in service of our country” as he laid a wreath at the war memorial for the National Memorial Service.
Thousands of people joined in a two-minute silence at 11 a.m. They paid homage to all those who died fighting for their country.
Former prime ministers John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, and Theresa May were also in attendance, as was Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer to pay respect.