Mexican politician at Queen’s funeral slammed for ‘disrespectful’ selfie

A leading Mexican politician has been condemned for being "disrespectful" after posting a selfie of himself and his wife at the Queen's funeral.

Marcel Ebrard – the country's foreign minister – uploaded the picture on Twitter, prompting an angry backlash against him and his partner Rosalinda Bueso, who appears to be smiling in the shot.

The snap was taken just minutes before the funeral started at Westminster Abbey with the couple among the 2,000-strong congregation for the service, the Daily Mirror reports.

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Mr Ebrard captioned the picture: "At the State Funeral of HM (Her Majesty) Queen Elizabeth II."

Many social media users were quick to criticise the politician, with one saying: "I find it disrespectful to take selfies at a funeral."

Another person commented: "You're not at a birthday party to be taking selfies, Marcelo. Act accordingly. You are representing Mexico."

Some compared Mr Ebrard's actions to those of a giddy tourist visiting the Tower of London.

One person tweeted: "Marcelo is the typical tourist who goes to bother the Beefeaters and the royal guards to see if they move. He is the typical tourist who goes and wants to touch the Mona Lisa.

"He is the typical tourist who puts the name of Mexico in the sewer. Thank you, I am honoured by your visit."

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The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II was the first since Winston Churchill's.

Ahead of the service, a bell tolled 96 times – once a minute for each year of Queen Elizabeth II's life.

Then, 142 Royal Navy sailors used ropes to draw the gun carriage carrying her flag-draped coffin to Westminster Abbey before pallbearers bore it inside the church.

Following the ceremony Her Majesty was moved to be laid to rest with her husband, Prince Philip, at a private service for the Royal Family in Windsor.

You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here.


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