Giant TV screens streaming the Queen’s funeral to thousands of mourners at Windsor have been turned off for ‘safety reasons’ due to the ‘presence of horses’ – moments after suffering technical glitches during the historic service.
Scores of well-wishers shed tears as they gathered to watch the screens in and around the Long Walk to Windsor Castle, but there was a brief glitch as the sound disappeared for the final moments of the procession – before it was restored as the coffin entered Westminster Abbey.
The screens then turned off and back on, before a ‘safety message’ appeared reading: ‘Due to the presence of horses on the Long Walk the screens have been turned off temporarily.’
The animals will be taking part in the last stretch of the Queen’s final journey, which will see her coffin make its way through the castle grounds to St George’s Chapel, where she will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Long Walk to Windsor Castle has a capacity for 96,000 members of the public,…