Blamed of rushing the Queen’s coffin to see whether she was “alive”

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Apparently trying to decide whether Queen Elizabeth II was still alive, the man who was jailed for allegedly bum-rushing her casket.

Blamed of rushing the Queen’s coffin to see whether she was “alive”

The stunning news broke while Muhammad Khan, the alleged criminal, was arising in court.

Blamed of rushing the Queen's coffin to see whether she was "alive"

According to the BBC, during the affected hearing, Judge Michael Snow told the defendant, “At the time when you were in Westminster, you didn’t get that the queen was over and that was the reason you were going towards the casket to help yourself that she was.”

Blamed of rushing the Queen’s coffin to see whether she was “alive”

He was talking about the shocking incident that occurred Friday evening after the 28-year-old defendant reportedly attempted to take the flag enfolding the ruler casket at Westminster Hall as she lay in form.

Blamed of rushing the Queen's coffin to see whether she was "alive"

According to the Guardian, Khan was one of around 250,000 people who sealed through the building between Wednesday and Monday to pay their regards to the dead after paying hours queuing along the pots of the River Thames.

Blamed of rushing the Queen’s coffin to see whether she was “alive”

“The accused had arrived at Westminster Hall. Officers on the scene saw him approach the casket after that, according to prosecutor Luke Staton, who described the event.

Blamed of rushing the Queen's coffin to see whether she was "alive"

He stood up and moved toward the catafalque. He then grasped the Royal Standard flag that was draped over the coffin with both hands.

Blamed of rushing the Queen’s coffin to see whether she was “alive”

The defendant was caught on camera scurrying past the crowd, making his way to the catafalque, and then touching the late monarch’s coffin.

Blamed of rushing the Queen's coffin to see whether she was "alive"

After that, police detained, arrested, and questioned the Londoner. The court heard that at that point, he allegedly admitted that he thought Queen Elizabeth, who passed away on September 8, 2022, was still alive.

Blamed of rushing the Queen’s coffin to see whether she was “alive”

According to Staton, “The defendant did express the thought that the queen is not dead and that he approached the coffin in order to inspect for himself.” He did admit that he had plans to attend the funeral before the state funeral.

Blamed of rushing the Queen's coffin to see whether she was "alive"

Khan also intended to write to the Royal Family; however, if they did not respond, he would go to Balmoral, Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace in an effort to “establish contact” with Her Majesty.

Blamed of rushing the Queen’s coffin to see whether she was “alive”

The Londoner answered, “As long as I am living,” when the question of how many times he had tried this objective was put to him.

Blamed of rushing the Queen's coffin to see whether she was "alive"

Khan was accused of acting in a way that was intended to cause alarm, harassment, or distress. He was later released on bail, though, with the requirement that he remain in a mental health facility until his next court date on October 18, according to the BBC.

 

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