Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was reportedly nothing lower than a logistical ‘nightmare’ after it emerged that many issues went south in the course of the rehearsal main as much as the precise occasion.
In response to Garrison Sergeant Main Andrew “Vern” Stokes, who was one of many massive names that managed the occasion, recalled how issues received out of hand which he described to be a “comedy of errors”.
Chatting with The Solar, he recalled: “All the things that would have gone incorrect went incorrect on the in a single day rehearsal. It was so darkish and the musicians couldn’t learn their music playing cards — they performed each word however I don’t know what order they had been enjoying them in.”
He spoke in regards to the navy bodyguards not following directions and detailed: “They ended up popping out of an exit like a soccer turnstile and by the point we received the state gun -carriage to Westminster Abbey, was trying round questioning the place all of them had been.”
“Then I instructed them to not flank the state gun carriage as we went by means of Wellington Arch as a result of it was so slim. However they ignored it after which they realised there wasn’t sufficient room for them. One tripped over and received run over by the carriage.”