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Penny Lancaster dons her police uniform to serve at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at RAF Northolt


Mannequin turned policewoman Penny Lancaster served at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at RAF Northolt on Monday and has admitted she’s ‘grateful’ there have been no incidents. 

The spouse of Rod Stewart was noticed in entrance of the Queen’s coffin as Her Majesty was pushed to Buckingham Palace.

In a video, Penny stated she’s glad there have been no main incidents on the funeral and stated the general public ‘paid their respects within the correct method’.

‘All people paid their respects within the correct method’: Policewoman Penny Lancaster stated on Monday she was ‘grateful’ there have been no incidents throughout Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

‘You may by no means fairly predict how the gang goes to react and the risks that may lay forward,’ Penny stated in a clip shared by Sky News.

‘However we have had nice coaching and preparation and fortuitously everyone paid their respects within the correct method and we did not have any incidents to talk of.’

She added: ‘So, [I’m] very grateful for that.’

Funeral: The wife of Rod Stewart was spotted in front of the Queen's coffin as Her Majesty was driven to Buckingham Palace (Queen Elizabeth II pictured in June 2022)

Funeral: The spouse of Rod Stewart was noticed in entrance of the Queen’s coffin as Her Majesty was pushed to Buckingham Palace (Queen Elizabeth II pictured in June 2022)

Honour: Penny, 51, donned her police uniform to serve at Queen Elizabeth II's funeral at RAF Northolt on Monday

Honour: Penny, 51, donned her police uniform to serve at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at RAF Northolt on Monday

The tv persona, 51, who began working as a particular constable with the Metropolis of London Police final yr, additionally stated on Monday that her function was ‘the most important honour of all’. 

Chatting with the PA new company, Penny stated: ‘I feel it is (the identical motive) why each officer wished to be right here in the present day, as a result of we swore an oath to the Queen to serve within the workplace of constable.

‘That is the most important honour of all, to have the ability to serve in the present day on Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral.

‘We have been in uniform by 0500 this morning and we do not know what time we might be working till. We simply need to make it possible for all of the crowds get house safely.’

Penny added: ‘Right now has been fairly an extended shift, however I would not have missed it for the world.’  

The monarch arrived on the RAF base earlier this night, after flying from Edinburgh this afternoon, and crowds gathered to pay their respects as she made her journey to the Palace.

Police have been on the scene to marshal crowds, amongst them, Penny, in her function as a particular constable. 

Honour: The television personality, 51, who started working as a special constable with the City of London Police last year, also said on Monday that her role was 'the biggest honour of all'

Honour: The tv persona, 51, who began working as a particular constable with the Metropolis of London Police final yr, additionally stated on Monday that her function was ‘the most important honour of all’

Role: Penny (pictured, right, in a high vis jacket) was among the police marshalling crowds around RAF Northolt, where the Queen's coffin arrived after being flown from Edinburgh

Position: Penny (pictured, proper, in a excessive vis jacket) was among the many police marshalling crowds round RAF Northolt, the place the Queen’s coffin arrived after being flown from Edinburgh

Job: The former model, who is married to Rod Stewart, was seen engaging with members of the public outside RAF Northolt in West London

Job: The previous mannequin, who’s married to Rod Stewart, was seen participating with members of the general public outdoors RAF Northolt in West London

She utilized for the function after participating in actuality TV programme Well-known and Preventing Crime the place she joined officers on the beat. 

Since then, she has undertaken many hours within the function, and earlier this yr revealed she had made an arrest after pulling over a drug driving suspect.

Earlier in the present day, forward of the Queen’s arrival on the RAF base, Penny was pictured alongside colleagues, participating with members of the general public and marshalling crowds.

Proud: Penny (pictured earlier today in West London) started working as a special constable with the City of London Police last year after completing training

Proud: Penny (pictured earlier in the present day in West London) began working as a particular constable with the Metropolis of London Police final yr after finishing coaching

Special constable: The wife of Rod Stewart works as a special constable with the City of London police

Penny was seen engaging with members of the public as she fulfilled her role today

Particular constable: The spouse of Rod Stewart was seen participating with members of the general public as she fulfilled her function in the present day

Duties: At one point during her shift, Penny (pictured) was seen talking with an unidentified driver outside the RAF base

Duties: At one level throughout her shift, Penny (pictured) was seen speaking with an unidentified driver outdoors the RAF base

Whereas filming Well-known and Preventing Crime, the truth present that impressed Penny to use for the power, she was at one level confronted by a drug vendor who threatened to stab her.   

The mother-of-two, who married Sir Rod in 2007, stated the expertise impressed her to turn out to be a police officer.

Talking about her function on BBC One’s Crimewatch Dwell earlier this yr, she stated: ‘It is roughly about 200 hours a yr which equates for myself to 1 obligation per week within the Metropolis of London Sq. Mile together with bridges there.

Smiling: Penny (pictured earlier today in West London) appeared to be happy while on duty performing her role as a special constable

Smiling: Penny (pictured earlier in the present day in West London) seemed to be joyful whereas on obligation performing her function as a particular constable 

Procession: Crowds appear to have gathered around the RAF base, ahead of the Queen's casket arriving at there this evening

Procession: Crowds seem to have gathered across the RAF base, forward of the Queen’s casket arriving at there this night

Serving: Among her duties today, Penny was snapped engaging with the public, as well as marshalling the growing crowds

Serving: Amongst her duties in the present day, Penny was snapped participating with the general public, in addition to marshalling the rising crowds

‘It is predominantly foot patrol however I additionally get the chance to attempt different areas of policing out like working in autos, working with the sniffer canine and operations just like the London Marathon, the Lord Mayor’s Present and arising the Jubilee.

‘I feel being a mum and having the persistence and the empathy to cope with youngsters particularly helps.

‘Plenty of the time you suppose policing and also you suppose crime however you are coping with victims.’ 

Brave: Penny, pictured here on patrol with the City of London Police in August 2021, revealed earlier this year that she'd made her first arrest

Courageous: Penny, pictured right here on patrol with the Metropolis of London Police in August 2021, revealed earlier this yr that she’d made her first arrest

Penny stated Sir Rod, 77, is supportive of her though he does fear concerning the risks concerned. 

She added: ‘He is at all times supportive in no matter I wish to enterprise into and with this particularly he realised the quantity of enthusiasm and pleasure and reward I bought from it.

‘After all, he worries concerning the pure dangers concerned however with the help I’ve bought round me, and letting him know once I’m again on the station and protected to go house, he is in a position to return to sleep.’

Amazing: Penny, pictured with her husband Rod Stewart outside Annabels in Mayfair on March 5, said she does approximately one day a week to complete her 200-hour-a-year commitment

Wonderful: Penny, pictured together with her husband Rod Stewart outdoors Annabels in Mayfair on March 5, stated she does roughly in the future per week to finish her 200-hour-a-year dedication

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