Soldiers including a Royal Navy officer and a flag bearer fainted while waiting to take part in the return procession back to Buckingham Palace for King Charles’s Coronation.
During the service, the return coronation procession began to form, with the front at the top of The Mall near Admiralty Arch. A small number of the troops waiting to take part required assistance after appearing to faint.
The Royal Navy officer was quickly put onto a stretcher and given medical assistance by other soldiers.
More than 4,000 ceremonial troops are taking part in the procession, escorting the King and Queen back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach.
There had been cheers and clapping from those gathered near Whitehall when, just after midday, Charles was proclaimed King The crowd was listening to audio of the coronation ceremony being broadcast in Trafalgar Square.
Those waiting in the rain during the two-hour service joined in with a rousing rendition of God Save the King as the coronation ceremony ended.
Meanwhile, just after the King and Queen’s carriage rounded the corner from Whitehall into The Mall one of the horses in the procession appeared to be spooked, rearing backward into the barriers separating the public from the route.