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Penny Lancaster got ‘fantastic training and preparation’ to be part of the police detail on Monday The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
“With all this planning going on, you can never predict how big the crowd will be [going to] “The reaction and the risks that may lie ahead,” the British model and TV personality, who is married to Rod Stewart, told Sky News.
“But we had great training and preparation and luckily everyone gave their respect in the right way, and we had no accidents to talk about,” the 51-year-old said. “So I am very grateful for that.”
Lancaster began volunteering on the force after appearing on the reality TV show “Famous and Fighting Crime,” where celebrities trade their day jobs for those of emergency services specialists. An inspiring Lancaster Policeman went on to become a Special Police officer for the City of London in April 2021.
Lancaster joined an estimated 15,000 officers in the streets for the funeral, which took place at Westminster Abbey. Lancaster was seen in full uniform as thousands took to the streets and paid their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning.
Elizabeth passed away on September 8 At Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96 years old.
“It is the greatest honor of all, to be able to serve today at Her Majesty’s funeral,” Lancaster told the Palestinian News Agency. “We were in uniform by 5 a.m., we didn’t even know when we were going to work. We just want to make sure all the crowds get home safely.”
The star noted that despite her “long” transformation, “I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”
“The focus is mostly on duty, but it also [was] Fantastic opportunity and [I’m] I am very honored to be here to pay my respects at the same time.”
Last week, Lancaster told Good Morning Britain she was “so proud to be able to serve” during this “historic moment” for the country.
“It was a great honor to serve on the Queen’s memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday,” she said at the time. “I signed the oath of constable before Her Majesty a little over a year ago, in April of last year, and as with His Majesty’s League and King Charles III, my oath will now be with the King.”
Last year, Stewart described his wife’s eight-month journey to becoming a policeman. The couple said “I do” in 2007.
“I totally got it and loved it,” the 77-year-old told People magazine. She said, ‘I will do this. I’m going to do all the training, all the testing. She said the cutest quote [is]”I want to give something back, okay, but I want to take care of the city I love, which is London.”
“She works part-time, works one day a week and patrols Tower Bridge around London,” the singer explained. “She’s making arrests, and she’s going out front… It’s tough. She’s 6’2.” You can’t argue with a big blonde.”
The queen was buried next to her Her late husband, Prince PhilipHer parents are in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.