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Footage from a live broadcast, which was posted to social media around 1 a.m., captured the collapse.

A royal guard standing by the queen’s coffin has collapsed in Westminster Hall, according to reports.

The incident happened on the first night of the Queen’s statehood, giving members of the public a chance to pay their respects to the late monarch.

The guard was standing at the foot of the deceased monarch’s coffin when he suddenly fell to the ground.

The black-clad guard was holding a ceremonial staff when he appeared to pass out, with nearby officials quickly rushing to his aid.

As it was neat, the live view quickly faded in favor of an exterior night view of the building.

More than an hour later, the broadcast had still not returned to the scene inside the room.

Soldiers in ceremonial uniform maintain a constant 24-hour vigil around the Queen’s coffin while she lies in state.

Guards from units that include the Sovereign’s Bodyguard, the Household Division, or the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London must stand completely still at all four corners of the catafalque.

While the soldiers rotate every 20 minutes, the hours when they remain completely still in a standing position last six hours.

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