An associate of Vladimir Putin has sparked outrage for breaking the rules banning photography in front of the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall. Her Majesty has been in the hall since Thursday, allowing thousands upon thousands of members of the public – and more recently important officials from other countries – to pay their respects to the monarch, who died last Thursday. after 70 years on the throne.

Many commentators drew attention to the somber atmosphere of the queues leading to the Hall and the mourners passing by the coffin itself – much quieter than in normal everyday life, and in the second stage of the event – without a mobile phone. telephones.

However, President Vaagn Khachaturan was caught allegedly violating this rule.

Photos posted online show an aide to Armenia’s president taking pictures of their leader bowing in front of the queen’s coffin.

Staff at the venue were outraged by the incident, according to The Sun.

One Briton, Janet Taylor, who spotted the photo while watching her two sons walk past the Queen’s coffin on TV, said: “It was very, very disrespectful. Absolutely inexcusable in my book.

“He should be ashamed of himself.

“Let’s hope he shows more respect when he goes to the funeral.”

Another, Andrew Kerslake, added: “He clearly planned to be photographed.

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A source involved in arrangements involving the Queen also told the newspaper that “the rules are very simple”, adding: “Everyone has managed to follow the rules to the letter – apart from this one person.”

Queues to see the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall have been closed ahead of Her Majesty’s state funeral tomorrow, September 19.

Vaagn Khachaturan called Russia “the largest economic partner” of his country.

Putin, in turn, called Armenia a “strategic ally.”

Russian officials were not invited to the queen’s funeral, despite the fact that the country officially has diplomatic relations with Great Britain.

Delegates from other dubious countries, including North Korea and Iran, however, received invitations.


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