A former Premier League footballer said so Queen’s funeral was a “sad day but a proud day” as he revealed his daughter played a part in the day.
Former footballer Darren Purse played in the top flight for Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion.
He also played for a number of other clubs including Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday and Oxford United.
Sharing a tweet with more than 18,000 followers, he revealed his daughter was in the military and attended the day as a member of the Royal Horse Guards.
He said: “Sad day but a proud day. My daughter on guard at Royal Horseguards for the Queen’s funeral.”
Sad day but a proud day. My daughter who is on guard duty at the Royal Horseguards for the Queen’s funeral. 🇬🇧🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/lZZYvzjj6W
— Darren Purse (@darrenpurse) September 19, 2022
One fan replied: “Part of a moment. I’m sure I couldn’t be a prouder father in the UK at the moment, Pursey!”
Another added: “What a moment for her and all of you!”
The UK mourns Her late Majesty on the day of her funeral.
Twelve days after the death of the nation’s longest-reigning monarch, the final steps of her journey to her final resting place at New Palace Yard began with a procession to Westminster Abbey.
Crowds gathered near Parliament Square early Monday had clapped and cheered the arrival of the King, who was driven to Westminster Hall just after 10.30am to escort his mother’s coffin to the funeral.
The Queen’s immediate family all looked somber as they followed the 123-year-old carriage ahead of the state funeral.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/22312179.ex-premier-league-star-darren-purse-proud-daughter-plays-role-queens-funeral/?ref=rss Ex-Premier League star Darren Purse ‘proud’ to have daughter play role at Queen’s funeral