Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved Web page who starred in James Bond sketch is seen within the procession


Sophie Bates

The Queen’s loyal Web page of the Backstairs, Paul Whybrew, who served Her Majesty for greater than 4 many years, took half in Wednesday’s emotional procession which noticed the Queen’s coffin moved to Westminster Corridor. 

Recognized to have had an in depth relationship with the Queen, Paul, also referred to as ‘Tall Paul’ even starred within the well-known James Bond sketch alongside the monarch and Daniel Craig, which was aired for the Olympic Video games again in 2012.

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The Web page of the Backstairs walked in entrance of Her Majesty’s coffin within the procession

Paul has been described as a “fixed presence” for the Queen, notably in the course of the Coronavirus lockdowns, as he was reported to have watched TV along with her.

His loyal companies even prolonged to tackling intruder Michael Fagan again in 1982, after he famously broke into the Queen’s bed room in Buckingham Palace.

The beloved Web page appeared sombre as he walked previous crowds straight in entrance of the Queen’s coffin. Different devoted members of the monarch’s employees additionally shaped a part of the procession, together with the Palace Steward and one other of the Queen’s Pages.

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Paul Whybrew leaving a Christmas dinner hosted by the Queen for her shut members of employees in 2012

The Pall Bearers have been 10 former and serving armed forces equerries to Elizabeth II, who have been at her facet in uniform all through her reign, supporting her at engagements and organising her public diary.

Different devoted members of the Queen’s family who processed included her high aide, non-public secretary Sir Edward Younger. The Grasp of the Family at Buckingham Palace, Vice Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt, was additionally noticed within the procession.

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Paul and different loyal members of employees have been noticed leaving the Balmoral Church service alongside the royals on Saturday. The royals in attendance at Saturday’s service included The Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

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