Page boy faints during Queen's speech
Queen Elizabeth II was delivering her speech in Britain's parliament when a 12-year-old page boy who was standing by the side fainted.
While the boy's collaspe isn't immediately obvious in the videos that emerged, a very audible "thud" was reportedly heard about 9 minutes into the Queen's speech.
The Queen did not flinch and continued her speech in the House of Lords at the State Opening of Parliament.
The boy is apparently the heir to prestigious estates in Scotland reported British newspaper Daily Mail.
The position called the Page of Honour and their task during the grand affair is to carry the Queen's ceremonial robe and laying it neatly on the steps after she takes her seat.
Selected from among the sons of the Queen's friends and her household, they typically hold the position between two to three years.
After she finished delivering her speech the three remaining page boys continued with their duties as the poor Viscount was carried out of the chambers.
A member of the ceremony, Mr Peter O'Donoghue later told The Daily Mail: "It happened in an instant. The poor boy had been standing up for some time in uncomfortable and claustrophobic clothing. The important thing to remember is that he was just doing his duty for the Queen."
Source: The Daily Mail, The Telegraph