Saturday 24 June 2017

Verger cartwheels down abbey carpet

A verger cartwheeled along the red carpet at Westminster Abbey after the royal wedding
A verger cartwheeled along the red carpet at Westminster Abbey after the royal wedding

An exuberant verger cartwheeled along the red carpet-lined aisle of Westminster Abbey as he celebrated the royal wedding.

The clergyman waited until some 1,900 guests had left the abbey before seizing his chance to cartwheel down the carpet William and Kate had just walked along for the first time as a married couple.

Cameras caught his antics, which were beamed to millions of people around the world, ensuring the unsuspecting verger, understood to be Ben Sheward, is set to become an online hit.

A Westminster Abbey spokesman said: "The verger, like all of us, was very pleased the service had gone according to plan, and was expressing his exuberance."

It is understood he is unlikely to get into any trouble over the incident.

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