A member of the Queen's Guard fainted on duty during the Queen's Speech today – just a year after a page boy collapsed at the same address.
The guard had to be stretchered away by his peers after fainting while on duty in The Mall near Buckingham Palace.He was part of the honour guard as the Queen travelled from the palace to the Houses of Parliament for the state opening of parliament ceremony.
Today's tumble comes a year after a page boy fell to the ground in the middle of the Queen's speech.
The boy, who was revealed to be Charles Hope, caused the Queen to flinch but continue reading as he made a thud.The Queen today unveiled Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative 26-bill package during the traditional ceremony.
The major talking point was the proposal of an EU referendum by the end of 2017.Among the other Tory proposals are a ban on income tax, VAT and national insurance increases for five years, a ban on so-called legal highs, cutting household benefit claims from £26,000 to £23,000, 30 hours fee childcare a week for three and four-year-olds by 2017, and 500 more free schools and failing schools turned into Academies.
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