Soldier collapses during Philip’s funeral as other troop rushes to his aid

A soldier standing in line to honour Prince Philip at his funeral appeared to collapse in the heat outside St George's Chapel.

The man, wearing a ceremonial uniform, was captured falling over during the ceremony on Saturday, April 17.

Another solider was pictured coming to help his colleague and putting his hat back on, which he lost during the fall.

It is not clear why the solider, who is thought to be from the Rifles regiment of the British Army, collapsed, but temperatures were approaching 14C as the service began.

He was just one of many who stood to attention as the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin arrived for his funeral at 3pm on a specially designed Land Rover made by the Prince.

The procession from Windsor Castle included members of the Royal Family – Prince Philip's four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and grandchildren Princes William and Harry, and Peter Phillips.

It was the first time William and Harry appeared in public together following Harry and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

More than 700 military personal took part in the event, which reflected Prince Philip's naval background.

The Duke served with a distinction during World War Two, and over the years has served as the ceremonial commander of several units, including the honorary leader regimental colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

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Lieutenant Gen. Roland Walker, regimental lieutenant colonel of the Grenadier Guards, said he and his unit had been "honoured" to take part in paying tribute to the Prince because of his close relationship with the unit lasting over 40 years.

"This is a privilege. Because my understanding is he planned this, so we’re here because he wanted us to be here, and that, I think, down to the junior guardsmen, is a known fact," he told the BBC.

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