Trooping the Colour stand collapses – person falls through and crowd evacuated

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A woman has fallen through a stand during a rehearsal for next week's Trooping the Colour event and is feared to have sustained injuries.

Dozens of people had to be evacuated by emergency services today following the incident.

One witness said the event descended into "chaos".

Adding: "We were told to stand and heard a scream and then there was chaos in the section.

"The striking thing was that there seemed to be complete confusion with police about what to do and where to find the victim under the bleachers.

"But the medics did the best they could with no guidance."

Another witness said: "What we just witnessed was terrifying, but we are safe!

"Part of the floor in the stand collapsed, and at least one person fell through. We are praying for the injured and shocked.

"The stands are being evacuated."

It comes following royal insiders claiming that the Queen is likely to be absent from most of the remaining events celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.

Sources close to Her Majesty have reportedly indicated that her diary is under constant review and that she will be prioritising the events that she is most keen to attend.

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Health and mobility issues have forced the Monarch to cancel a number of public appearances in recent months including the State Opening of Parliament where Prince Charles deputised for her.

Buckingham Palace are understood to have a new policy in place where the Queen's presence at official events to mark her 70 years on the throne will not be confirmed until the day in question.

It is reportedly designed to prevent any potential misunderstandings and stop the events from being overshadowed.

Royal aides say the Queen has been experiencing "good and less good days" lately in relation to her health and that she is "aware of her frailties", the Daily Express reports.

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