Tense Moment In The Funeral Procession

As the funeral procession was on Marble Arch, the police cordon broke and the crowd surged towards the gun carriage bearing the coffin. The King had a horrible vision of the coffin being knocked to the ground, but mercifully it got through safely. The incident left a deep enough impression for the Duke of Windsor, as he had become, to claim that he would inspect every police checkpoint on the funeral procession for his brother, King George VI, in 1952 to ensure that there would be no repetition.


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