Royal guardsman collapses at UK queen’s birthday ceremony

A royal guardsman has gone unconscious in an official celebration marking the 90th birthday of the British queen in central London.

On Saturday, an unidentified member of the Queen’s Guard collapsed and fell on his face during the festivities for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, London and was stretchered away by officials in attendance.

The guard who was taking part in the annual three-day ‘Trooping the Color’ parade fainted in front of thousands of people including the royal family members and while most of his fellow guards remained motionless, three of his comrades rushed over to help him up onto a stretcher and take him off the scene.

The incident happened shortly before the queen and hundreds of dignitaries, leaders and members of the Royal Family, arrived at the cathedral for a special thanksgiving service.

More than 1,500 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians took part in the traditional parade.

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