It’s the news story of 2022 and so it’s hardly surprising that a few Queen death vox pops are starting to filter out via social media.
And one place to congregate for mournful Londoners is, of course, the Queen’s residence at Buckingham Palace.
BBC’s news correspondent Kasia Madera was on the scene – apparently into the wee small hours – to hear the public’s emotive musings on their now-departed monarch.
However, it all went awkwardly wrong at about 2am in the morning when Madera quizzed a man who looked like he’d come from a big night in the pub and appeared utterly oblivious to what was going on.
When asked why he was there in the wee small hours, the man explained: “I turned on the TV, and I saw you and I thought, ‘hang on a minute, something’s happening here,’ so I came down to see this and be a part of it.”
An unamused Madera responded: “I’m sure I’m not the reason why you came here.”
The man added: “Well, literally not you. This event.”
Watch the madness unfold live below:
Social media was quick to pounce on the man’s actions, suggesting he had no idea the Queen had even died.
One person tweeted: “He’s being interviewed and still don’t know what’s happening.”
Another added: “Does he know why he’s there?”
While a third said: “9am meeting with HR.”