Queen Elizabeth: Prince Andrew heckled during procession of Queen’s hearse in Edinburgh - was anyone arrested?

Prince Andrew was heckled as he walked in the procession taking the Queen’s coffin to St Giles’ Cathedral

A man has been charged after Prince Andrew was heckled during the procession accompanying the Queen’s coffin up the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Police confirmed a 22-year-old had been charged in connection with a breach of the peace.

It came as the King and his siblings accompanied the Queen’s coffin on its way from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral on Monday afternoon.

Holyrood.com reports that a man was heard to heckle Prince Andrew.

Social media videos showed a man shouting at “Andrew you’re a sick old man” at Prince Andrew before bystanders pulled him to the ground.

Prince Andrew was heckled as he walked in the procession towards St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

King Charles, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex marched behind the hearse as it made its way up the Royal Mile.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile around 2.50pm on Monday, September 12.

“He was released on an undertaking to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

No other arrests were made and police would not confirm if any inquiries into the incident were ongoing.

Arrests made since proclamation of King Charles

Since the proclamation of King Charles III, at least three arrests have been made in Scotland and Oxford on suspicion of breach of the peace and public order offences, while another protester was also moved on by police in Westminster, central London.

Police Scotland said a 22-year-old woman was charged in connection with a breach of the peace after being arrested during the Accession Proclamation for the King outside St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Sunday. She was released from custody and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

On the same day, Symon Hill, 45, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence under Section 5 of the Public Order Act after shouting “who elected him?” during a public formal reading of the proclamation of the accession of King Charles III in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police said he was later de-arrested and was helping officers “voluntarily” as they investigate a public order offence.

Meanwhile a protester bearing a hand-made sign saying “not my king” was ushered away from the Palace of Westminster by police.

The incident happened as the King was due to arrive for his address to MPs and peers in Westminster Hall on Monday morning.

The woman was spoken to by police before being escorted away from the entrance to the Palace by a group of officers.