Penny Lancaster had a unique perspective while leaving Her Majesty’s world.
The British model and TV personality, 51, who is married to Rod Stewart, called “great training and preparation” for a smooth day when she spoke to Sky News on Monday about being part of the police detail for Queen’s state funeral. Elizabeth II.
“With all that planning going on, you can never quite predict what the crowd is like [going to] “But we’ve had great training and preparation and luckily everyone has paid their respects in the right way and we haven’t had any incidents to talk about.” So I’m very grateful for that.”
She explained that Operation London Bridge “came into action immediately” after the Queen’s death, and they were informed of their duties by telephone.
Shutterstock Penny Lancaster has been trained to become a special agent in the City of London Police Force after appearing on the reality TV show Famous and Fighting Crime
Lancaster, who is a special agent with the City of London Police Force, said she is “very proud to serve” during such a “historic moment” for the country when she announced her state funeral service last week at Good morning Great Britain.
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Jack Hill – WPA Pool/Getty Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96 and her state funeral took place Monday at Westminster Abbey before being buried in Windsor Castle
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“It was a great privilege to work at the Queen’s memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday,” she said. “I signed the oath of office of Constable to Her Majesty the Queen a little over a year ago, April last year, and like the seamless bond between Her Majesty and King Charles III, my oath will now be with the King .”
Stewart, 77, talked about his wife’s eight-month journey to become a police officer for PEOPLE last year after being inspired by her appearance on Famous and fighting crimea reality show where celebrities ride with real cops.
“She was completely absorbed in it and loved it,” he recalled in November. “She said, ‘I’m going to do this. I’m going to do all the training, all the exams.’ The most beautiful quote she said [is]”I want to give something back, fine, but I want to take care of the city I love, which is London.”
Dave J Hogan/Getty Rod Stewart has been married to Penny Lancaster since 2007 and they share two children
“She’s a part-timer, she works one day a week, patrolling Tower Bridge around London. She makes arrests and leads the way… She’s tough. She’s six feet.” [You] can’t argue with a big blonde,” Stewart added.
Queen Elizabeth died on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96. Her death follows her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99. She is immediately succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III, 73, who is now the monarch.
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The Queen’s casket traveled in solemn procession to Westminster Hall on Wednesday and has since been laid out for mourners to pay their respects.
More than 2,000 people from around the world gathered at Westminster Abbey Monday for the Queen’s funeral, before she was buried in Windsor Castle.