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Putin ally breaks no photo rule for Queen’s lying in state

A Vladimir Putin ally has sparked outrage for breaking a no-photo rule in entrance of the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor. Her Majesty has been lying-in-state within the Corridor since Thursday, permitting 1000’s upon 1000’s of members of the general public – and, extra just lately, essential officers from different international locations – to file previous and pay their respects to the monarch who died final Thursday after 70 years on the throne.

Many commentators have drawn consideration to the sombre environment of the queues resulting in the Corridor and of the mourners strolling previous the coffin itself – one a lot quieter than regular day-to-day life and, within the second stage of the occasion, one with out cell phones.

President Vahagn Khachaturyan has, nevertheless, been caught allegedly breaking this rule.

Pictures shared on-line present an aide to the Armenian President photographing his chief bowing in entrance of the Queen’s coffin.

Workers within the Corridor have been left outraged the by incident, based on The Solar.

One Briton, Janet Taylor, who noticed the photo-taking whereas watching on tv her two sons cross the Queen’s coffin mentioned: “It was very, very disrespectful. Completely unforgivable in my ebook.

“He ought to be ashamed of himself.

“Let’s hope he reveals extra respect if he goes to the funeral.”

One other, Andrew Kerslake, added: “He clearly deliberate to have his photograph taken.

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A sourced concerned in preparations surrounding the Queen’s lying-in-state additionally instructed the paper that “the foundations are extraordinarily easy”, including: “Everybody has managed to comply with these guidelines to the very letter – other than this one particular person.”

Queues to see the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Corridor have now been closed forward of Her Majesty’s state funeral tomorrow, on September 19.

Vahagn Khachaturyan has described Russia as his nation’s “largest financial companion”.

Putin has, in flip, branded Armenia a “strategic ally”.

No Russian officers have been invited to the Queen’s funeral, regardless of the nation formally having diplomatic relations with the UK.

Delegates from different questionable international locations, together with North Korea and Iran, have, nevertheless, acquired invites.

Daily Express

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