A woman who whipped off her top and ran half-naked down Windsor High Street just after the minute’s silence to the Duke of Edinburgh has been accused of insulting his memory.
The woman removed a jacket to expose her breasts as she yelled ‘save the planet. Save the trees’.
She was apprehended by police and screamed as she was handcuffed while a security guard covered her with his jacket before she was escorted away.
She might have believed that she was going to attract attention, but it was embarrassing, and there are certainly better times and better places to do things like this, especially when people are trying to remember someone who has died.
And her sister Sara, 16, added that it looked like she’d come prepared for this because she had a yellow jacket on and then threw it off and exposed the top of her body, and she timed it just when the minute silence had ended and people had been applauding for Prince Philip.
Jaspreet Singh, 66, of Southall, said it was a shameful way to interrupt what was a very respectful minute silence for the Duke of Edinburgh, and that the woman appeared to have no morals exposing herself like this, and that if she was attempting to save the planet, that was not the way that she should have been doing it.
Linda Merryweather, 51, of Wimbledon, said that it was a rubbish way to protest and that there were perfectly good ways to protest and try to save the planet – not like that, when somebody has just died and who has done such a great service for the country.
And she said that she hoped that people quickly forget what occurred and remember Prince Philip with respect and pride. The same way that he respected and lived his life dignified.
The woman was handcuffed and taken away by police. Thames Valley Police was approached for comment.
However, after all the events of the day, I think that Prince Philip would have seen the situation as extremely entertaining, even though it was a really unattractive protest, and I had to look twice when it was said that WOMAN, and I think even the trees would have lost their leaves and withered and died if this person had wanted to hug them, and this was more like a Monty Python sketch at best.