A man has triggered a security scare by running in front of King Charles’ car.
Footage shows the man running alongside the Rolls Royce on the A40 in west London before he suddenly dashes in front of traffic.
Sitting in the front seat, a protection officer appears to react to the danger and seemingly alerts a security team following in a Range Rover behind.
Two royal bodyguards suddenly open their passenger doors on the road, ready to spring into action and tackle the man to the ground.
But it appears all he wanted was a photo of the historic moment.
He gets out his phone to record the car as it slowly passes by, letting the security team breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Charles was en route to RAF Northolt outside the capital, where he is flying to Scotland before he leads a procession behind the Queen’s coffin in Edinburgh.
The new King had just given a speech in Westminster Hall thanking MPs and the House of Lords for their condolences.
Charles quoted William Shakespeare as he described his ‘selfless’ mother’s remarkable legacy.
‘As Shakespeare says of the earlier Queen Elizabeth, she was “a pattern to all princes living,”‘ he said.
Later today, Charles is expected to be joined on foot by his brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as the coffin makes its way along the Royal Mile.
Once at St Giles’ cathedral, the Crown of Scotland will be draped over the coffin and the public will be allowed to file past to pay their respects.
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