Jack Burnell-Williams, 18, was one of the soldiers who served as the bodyguards for Queen Elizabeth II during her funeral procession. He was found dead at his barracks.
Jack was part of the Blues and Royal Regiment and was found dead at the Hyde Park barracks in London’s Knightsbridge.
According to reports, the incident happened at around 3.48 pm. Emergency services were called to the barracks after the alarm was raised.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
His mother Laura, 42, revealed his death in a Facebook post.
She said that she was devastated by his sudden passing. Laura added that her family was all in shock and couldn’t believe how quickly it happened.
Jack was reportedly one of the Household Cavalry’s newest recruits.
Tragic news ‘Wonderful’ soldier, 18, who walked alongside Queen’s coffin during her funeral procession is found dead at his barracks. Household Cavalry trooper Jack Burnell-Williams, played a key role in the royal send-off as one of the men who protected her coffin. @HCav1660 😢 pic.twitter.com/Q1XMTg12Qc
— ASA Forces Charity (@AncreSommeScot) September 30, 2022
He served as one of the guards during the Queen’s funeral procession, which traveled through various areas in London.
Besides serving as a guard during the funeral procession, Jack was also reportedly involved in various other ceremonial events.
His friends and family will reportedly carry out a variety of activities in his memory.