Two men charged over Royal Mile 'assault' on Prince Andrew heckler

A man was videoed shouting at the Duke of York during the procession towards St Giles' Catherdral on the Royal Mile.

Two men charged over ‘assault’ on Prince Andrew heckler on Royal Mile Getty Images

Two men have been charged over the alleged assault of another who heckled the Duke of York as he walked behind the Queen’s coffin in Edinburgh.

Videos on social media showed a man shouting at Prince Andrew on the Royal Mile during the procession towards St Giles’ Catherdral.

The 22-year-old man appeared to be dragged to the ground by bystanders and was later charged with breach of the peace.

Two 34-year-old men have now been charged over the alleged attack on the heckler.

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Police Scotland said a report would be sent to the procurator fiscal.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Two men, both aged 34, have been arrested and charged in connection with assault, following an incident on the Royal Mile around 2.50pm on Monday, September 12, 2022.

“A report will be sent for the consideration of the Procurator Fiscal.”