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Man runs in front of King Charles III's car in his first security scare

Tom Wood

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Man runs in front of King Charles III's car in his first security scare

King Charles III was involved in his first security scare since becoming monarch when a man ran in front of his car on the A40. You can see the moment the man stepped into the road in the video below.

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Charles was travelling through West London at the time of the incident when the man stepped out into the road and attempted to stop the Rolls Royce vehicle.

It appears that one of the new monarch’s security detail alerted others travelling in a Range Rover behind to the danger.

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That prompted two security agents to open the doors of the car and wrestle the man to the floor right there in the road.

Upon first glance, it appears that the man just wanted to get a closer look at the new king’s convoy, as he seemed to be attempting to take a picture on his phone.

The man ran out into the road as the King was passing. Credit: BBC
The man ran out into the road as the King was passing. Credit: BBC

Still, it’s a bit strange to run right into the road when there’s a full convoy carrying one of the most protected people in the world, right?

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Charles was travelling to RAF Northolt in order to catch a private jet up to Edinburgh where the body of his mother is currently lying.

That’s despite reports that royal instructions to travelling foreign dignitaries and leaders planning to attend the funeral was that they should not travel to the event in private jets.

The new king had just finished up giving a speech to MPs in Westminster Hall, quoting Shakespeare in tribute to his late mother.

He said: “As Shakespeare says of the earlier Queen Elizabeth, she was “a pattern to all princes living.”

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The security vehicles came to a halt and the man was tackled. Credit: BBC
The security vehicles came to a halt and the man was tackled. Credit: BBC

Charles will be joined in a procession behind his mother’s coffin later today by Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

The coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II will be taken along the Royal Mile in the Scottish capital city to St Giles’ Cathedral, where the Crown of Scotland will be placed atop the coffin and the public will be allowed to pay their respects to the late sovereign.

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place in London on September 19, with foreign leaders such as US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen set to attend.

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The king then travelled on to RAF Northolt. Credit: BBC
The king then travelled on to RAF Northolt. Credit: BBC

Before that, the Queen's coffin will lie in state in the Westminster Hall for several days so that the public have their opportunity to pay their respects.

Thousands of people are expected to attend over the coming days, with lengthy queues and overnight stays expected as per the guidance on the official government website.

The funeral service is expected to start at 11:00am on Monday 19 September.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: UK News, World News, King Charles III, Royal Family

Tom Wood
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