A SOLDIER from Pembrokeshire has been chosen to stand guard around the coffin of HM Queen Elizabeth II as she lays in state at Westminster Hall.
Welsh Guardsman Captain Guy Charles-Jones has just arrived back in he UK from Oman to take up the duty, which has been described as “the greatest accolade of his career”.
Captain Charles-Jones is expected to stand guard on one of the final shifts before the Queen’s body leaves Westminster Hall at 6.30am on Monday morning.
The coffin will then be taken to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service which starts at 11am.
Captain Guy Charles-Jones’ honour is the latest in a line of royal duties which were carried out by both his father, Hugh, and grandfather, Francis who was the Queen’s longest serving Wales Herald of Arms Royal Herald.