Topless protester shouts 'save the planet' near Windsor Castle during Prince Philip's funeral

Jimmy Nsubuga
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The topless woman was deatined. (Reuters)
The topless woman was detained. (Reuters)

A topless protester has been detained after running in front of the crowd near Windsor Castle following the minute’s silence for the Duke of Edinburgh.

The woman sprinted on to the road shouting: “Save the planet!"

She also jumped onto a statue of Queen Victoria before police officers removed her from the scene on Castle Hill.

Images later showed the police retrieving the woman's clothes. Yahoo UK has contacted Thames Valley Police for comment.

Watch: 'Topless' woman taken away by police outside Prince Philip's funeral

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence follow Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin during the Ceremonial Procession  during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born 10 June 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich by King VI. He served as Prince Consort to Queen Elizabeth II until his death on April 9 2021, months short of his 100th birthday. His funeral takes place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Hannah McKay/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Royal Family during the funeral procession. (Getty)

Hundreds of people in the Berkshire town of Windsor took part in a national minute’s silence.

Crowds lined the streets to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

People held Union flags, partners wore matching hats and others clutched bunches of flowers.

Some were also seen wearing custom face masks bearing Philip’s image.

Sasha Spicer, 52, who wore a Union flag poncho, said Philip had been a “fantastic role model” and that she felt sorry for the Queen.

She said: “I’ve come down to pay my respects, say rest in peace and thanks for service to the country and that we’ll miss you. He was a lovely fella.”

Windsor resident Ian Mawhinney, 56, added it had been a “sombre few weeks” in the town but that the Royal Family were “setting an example” by limiting numbers.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 17:  Members of the public take part in a two minute silence outside Windsor Castle during the funeral of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. The Duke of Edinburgh travelled extensively during his Royal Naval service. As Prince Consort to HM Queen Elizabeth II he visited 144 countries, he was fluent in French and German. The youth scheme he set up in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is now held in 143 different countries. The Duke died, age 99, at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, and his funeral is held today, also at Windsor. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Members of the public take part in a minute's silence outside Windsor Castle. (Getty)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 17:  A family wait outside Windsor Castle and St George's Chapel to take part in a two minute silence during the funeral of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. The Duke of Edinburgh travelled extensively during his Royal Naval service. As Prince Consort to HM Queen Elizabeth II he visited 144 countries, he was fluent in French and German. The youth scheme he set up in 1956, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is now held in 143 different countries. The Duke died, age 99, at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, and his funeral is held today, also at Windsor. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
People pay their respects to Prince Philip. (Getty)

The Royal Family paid their final respects to Prince Philip on Saturday at a funeral that celebrated his naval past and seven decades of service. 

The Queen, dressed in black with a white trimmed black mask, sat alone as the funeral service began in St George's Chapel.

In line with coronavirus rules there were just 30 mourners at the service in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, who all wore masks and were socially distanced.

After the nation observed a minute's silence, Princes Harry and William took up their places on opposite sides of the chapel.

Before the procession, military bands spaced out across the quadrangle of Windsor Castle to play the prince's chosen music, including I Vow To Thee My Country, Jerusalem and Nimrod.

Update:

Police have confirmed they arrested a woman on Saturday afternoon.

They said in a statement: "At around 3.05pm Thames Valley Police made an arrest of a 55-year-old woman from West Sussex, on suspicion of using threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. 

"She is currently in police custody."

Watch: Prince Philip's funeral: How the day unfolded