Guardsman from the Queen’s funeral found dead in London. 18-year-old Jack Burnell-Williams traveled from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch while carrying the Queen’s casket.
On September 19, 2022, in London, England, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II travels toward Westminster Abbey with the Imperial State Crown perched on top. On April 21, 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Mayfair, London’s Bruton Street. Following the passing of her father, King George VI, she wed Prince Philip in 1947, and on February 6, 1952, she succeeded him as monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. On September 8, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was succeeded by
Two weeks ago, an 18-year-old guardsman who had accompanied Queen Elizabeth II’s casket during her funeral was discovered unconscious at an army barracks in London. Prior to being discovered dead at Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge just before 4 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Jack Burnell-Williams served with the Household Cavalry and had accompanied the Queen’s casket from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.
An army spokesperson informed the publication, “It is with sadness that we can confirm Trooper Jack Burnell-Williams passed away on September 28, 2022 at Hyde Park Barracks. “We ask that their privacy be respected as we think about the soldier’s family and friends during this trying time.”
Despite being “unexpected,” Burnell-Williams’ death is not being investigated further by the Metropolitan Police, they said in a statement to PEOPLE. Officers will help with the coroner’s report preparation.
Before her posts were either privatized or removed, his mother Laura reportedly wrote on Facebook, “Never ever thought I would be saying this but we as a family are all heartbroken with the sudden passing of our wonderful son Jak Williams yesterday.”
The father of the deceased child, Dan Burnell, posted several videos of his son, whom the family may have called “Jak,” participating in Queen Elizabeth’s surface with the caption, “My son doing his duty for the queen on her final journey, so proud of you Jak Williams xx very proud father xx,” a few days prior to the boy’s passing.
Elisha, Jak’s sister, posted a message on Facebook on Friday announcing that on Saturday, the family will release balloons at the Bryntirion Football Club in his honor.
Please help us celebrate my babies’ life by spreading the word, the author of the post said. “Blue balloons and blue hues are preferred to be worn.”
On September 19, Her Majesty’s state burial was held at Westminster Abbey in London, and 2,000 heads of state and royalty from all over the world were present. The Queen was later buried next to her husband, Prince Philip, her father, King George VI, her mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and her sister, Princess Margaret, following a committal service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Old age was recently identified as the Queen’s cause of death, according to a report released by National Records of Scotland on Thursday. At Balmoral Castle, she passed away quietly.