The man who was seen grabbing the Queen’s sarcophagus planned to sneak into the royal palace because he didn’t believe she was dead, a court heard.
Muhammad Khan, 28, was allegedly queuing at Westminster Hall on Friday night Queen’s he lay down to feed briefly.
Khan was arrested and appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, charged with two counts under the Public Order Act.
Prosecutor Luke Staton said it was Khan around 250,000 people who interposed through the hall between five o’clock on Wednesday until the morning of Monday morning, after which for hours to see the queen’s pocket.
Mr Staton said the defendant saw officers who were present approach the bag.
“He jumped on the carpet in the direction of the catafalque, then grasped the royal flag hanging over the coffin with both hands,” he added.
The court heard he was quickly detained, arrested and approached by police.
Mr Staton added: “The defendant indicated that the queen was not dead and that he was going to go to the bag which he wanted to check for himself.
He said, before the public funeral, that he would go to the funeral.
“He decided to write to the royal family and if they didn’t answer, he planned to go to Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Balmoral to try to talk to the Queen.”
The court heard Khan said if he was unsuccessful: “I want to try and make contact with the offender.”
And being asked how many times he would try, he answered: “As long as I live.”
District Judge Michael Snow questioned Khan, who was not represented by a lawyer, after doctors deemed him unfit to stand trial.
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The court heard that he suffered from delusions and the judge told him: “At the time you were in Westminster, you did not accept that the Queen was dead, and therefore you moved to the box to satisfy yourself that she was. .
He added: “He is still mad and thinks the queen is not dead, he thinks King Charles has something to do with him, and he can go to Windsor Castle, but also out of respect for himself, because he thinks he is still alive.”
Khan spoke to confirm his name, his date of birth and a friend’s interview at Wood Green, north London, at the hearing.
A judge granted him bail on the condition that he remain in an east London mental hospital until his appearance at the same court on October 18.
The Queen was buried last night at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.