GOOD Morning Britain viewers were furious today as a man in a funky afro wig ‘gatecrashed’ a segment dedicate to Prince Philip.
As ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship talked viewers through the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral plans, the man took his chance to get some free publicity.
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A placard holding opportunist gatecrashed GMB’s Prince Philip coverage this morningCredit: ITV
Stood outside Windsor Castle, the placard encouraged people to follow his disco account.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Who’s the disrespectful wig wearing prat advertising his disco thing behind the reporter on @GMB whilst they discuss #HRHPrincePhilip funeral plans and his life .. #ShameOnYou.”
A second asked: “Who’s this knobber in the background at Windsor Castle [face palm emoji].”
While another thought he bore an uncanny resemblance to ELO’s Jeff Lynne.
Chris Ship seemed unaware of the man behind him
Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
The main service is expected to last approximately 50 minutes, Buckingham Palace has revealed.
Prince Philip’s funeral will take place within the grounds of Windsor Castle on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty
It is expected to take around eight minutes to reach St George’s Chapel, where it will be met by the Guard of Honour and band from The Rifles before a minute’s silence at 3pm.
The Bearer Party will place the coffin on the Catafalque in the Quire and
depart by way of the North Quire Gate.
Members of the Royal Family who have walked in the procession will take their places in the Quire alongside others who arrived separately.
The service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, who will give the commendation as the coffin is lowered into the Royal Vault.
Garter Principal King of Arms will then proclaim His Royal Highness’s Styles and Titles from the Sanctuary.
A Lament will then be played by a Pipe Major of the Royal Regiment of
The Piper will walk from the North Quire Aisle to The Dean’s Cloister.
The Last Post will be sounded by Buglers of the Royal Marines from the west end of the Nave.
After a period of silence, the Reveille will be sounded by the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry from the west end of the Nave.
The Buglers of the Royal Marines will sound Action Stations at the specific request of The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will pronounce the blessing, after which the
National Anthem will be sung by the four singers present.
At the end of the service, which is due to last 50 minutes, The Queen, members of the Royal Family and The Duke of Edinburgh’s family will leave the Chapel via the Galilee Porch.
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