A teenage soldier who walked with the Queen’s coffin during her funeral has been found dead at an army barracks.
Jack Burnell-Williams, 18, died on Wednesday after being found unresponsive at Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge just before 4pm, the Army said.
“It is with sadness that we can confirm the death of Trooper Jack Burnell-Williams on 28th September 2022 at Hyde Park Barracks,” an Army spokesman said.
“Our thoughts are with the soldier’s family and friends at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.”
The soldier walked with the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch during her state funeral last month, according to reports.
Sharing a tribute on Facebook to her son, known as Jak by his family, his mother Laura Williams wrote: “Never ever thought I would be saying this but we as a family are all heartbroken with the sudden passing of our wonderful son Jak Williams.”
The Metropolitan Police said the death of the Household Cavalry tropper had been referred to the coroner.
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