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17th Apr 2021

Topless woman arrested outside Windsor Castle

Charlie Herbert

The incident happened after the minute’s silence for Prince Philip

A woman has been arrested outside Windsor Castle after running through the street topless as the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral was taking place.

Apparently she ran through the street shouting “save the planet” just after crowds that had gathered to pay their respects began to clap following a silence in memory of Prince Philip. She then jumped onto a statue of Queen Victoria before being apprehended by police officers at the scene.

Police were then seen retrieving the woman’s clothes from nearby.

According to the Sun, the woman broke out from the crowd just as the minute’s silence finished. She was dressed only in shorts, sunglasses and a cap.

There was understandably a strong security presence around Windsor as the funeral for Prince Philip took place at St George’s Chapel.

Mourners had lined up outside the castle, with some holding Union flags whilst others brought flowers and laid bouquets in memory of the duke.

This incident seems to be the only sign of disruption from the day, which saw the Queen and the royal family say their final goodbyes to the Duke of Edinburgh in a more low-key and simplistic ceremony than would usually be expected to mark the death of a significant royal.