Drama unfolded outside of St. Paul’s Cathedral for the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s Jubilee.
Five soldiers collapsed ahead of the service dedicated to the Queen on Friday morning.
One mainstream media outlet said the five soldiers “collapsed amid the excitement of the Queen’s Jubilee while standing outside St Paul’s Cathedral.”
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In strange circumstances, five soldiers collapsed outside the St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday before the royal family’s arrival for the Queen’s Jubilee.https://t.co/KGckSpvvk3
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The first to fall was a member of the RAF who was part of the military guard of honour lining the steps to St Paul’s Cathedral.
And moments later, a second member of the military personnel on the steps collapsed, but was also able to get to his feet and was helped as a stretcher was brought out.
Both were able to stand and were helped away after their falls.
Sky reported that in total, five members of the armed services collapsed.
It comes as politicians and Members of Parliament arrived at St Paul’s for the service dedicated to the Queen on Friday morning.
One RAF soldier seemed to have collapsed just before Foreign Secretary Liz Truss climbed the steps into the church for the service.
A bystander tweeted: “A soldier has just keeled over, received medical attention and is now back on his feet with a cheer.”
The crowds were heard cheering as the soldier made his way back to his feet.
It’s not known why they fell to the ground ahead of the service on Friday morning however it was a very warm and sunny day in London, with temperatures hovering at around 20C (68F) at the start of the service at 11am.
It comes as Boris Johnson was booed when he arrived for the St Paul’s Platinum Jubilee service for the Queen. Some members of the crowd were not happy to the Prime Minister and made their feelings known and he got out of a car with his wife Carrie and walked up the steps, although there were also cheers from some onlookers.
Mr Johnson was wearing a suit and waistcoat as he was joined by former Prime Ministers. Tony Blair, David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Theresa May were all spotted entering the cathedral before proceedings started.
The Queen missed the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London today “with great reluctance” after experiencing “some discomfort” during Thursday’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Concerns have been mounting over her health in recent months as she continues to hand over more of her public responsibilities to younger members of the Royal Family.