Two males have been arrested and charged in reference to an alleged assault on a person who heckled Prince Andrew throughout the Queen’s coffin procession in Edinburgh.
The incident happened at round 2.50pm on Monday 12 September when the late monarch’s 4 youngsters adopted the hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.
Footage confirmed the 22-year-old seemingly heckle the Duke of York as he walked behind his mom’s coffin, by shouting: “Andrew, you’re a sick previous man!” – a reference to the allegations of sexual assault in opposition to the Queen’s second son.
After the outburst, two males, each aged 34, allegedly pulled the heckler to the bottom.
The 22-year-old man was charged with breach of the peace over the incident and was launched by police on an enterprise to seem at Edinburgh sheriff courtroom at a later date.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland stated: “A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged in reference to a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile round 2.50pm on Monday 12 September. He was launched on an enterprise to seem at Edinburgh sheriff courtroom at a later date and a report shall be despatched to the procurator fiscal.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson added: “Two males, each aged 34, have been arrested and charged in reference to assault following an incident on the Royal Mile round 2.50pm on Monday 12 September 2022. A report shall be despatched for the consideration of the procurator fiscal.”
Andrew walked alongside his siblings, King Charles, Prince Edward and Princess Anne, throughout the procession within the days after Queen Elizabeth II’s dying final month.
Hundreds of members of the general public lined the streets to pay their respects to the late monarch, some holding particular messages and flowers.