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Two men charged over alleged assault of Prince Andrew heckler

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wo men have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a man who “heckled” the Duke of York during the Queen’s coffin procession in Edinburgh.

The incident took place as the late monarch’s four children followed the hearse from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday, September 12.

A 22-year-old appeared to heckle the Duke of York as he walked behind his mother’s coffin before the two men, both aged 34, allegedly pulled him to the ground.

The heckler was charged with breach of the peace over the incident but he was later released by police on an undertaking to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with a breach of the peace on the Royal Mile around 2.50pm on Monday September 12.

“He was released on an undertaking to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson added: “Two men, both aged 34, have been arrested and charged in connection with assault following an incident on the Royal Mile around 2.50 pm on Monday September 12 2022.

“A report will be sent for the consideration of the Procurator Fiscal.”

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