A 44-year-old man has reportedly been arrested outside Buckingham Palace after allegedly hitting a man in his twenties in the head with a glass bottle.

This happened as thousands of well-wishers mourned the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Civilians gathered at the royal gates on Thursday night (Sept. 8) following news that the longest-reigning monarch’s death broke out at around 6:30 p.m. on that day.

The clip was shared on Twitter, as mourners arrived at Buckingham Palace and laid flowers and cards thanking Her Majesty for her service to the public that spanned 70 years.

The trouble started when the young man wearing a dark-colored suit approached the assailant from behind while holding a bottle of white wine and saying: "Today's not about this guy, today's about the Queen."

The older man tries to leave but ends up wrestling the younger man as he tried to grab his bottle as the public yelled: “Give it back to him!”

Instead, the suspect ends up smashing the bottle at the back of the young man’s head.

Police arrived in time before the older man could leave. The younger man tried to stand still as members of the public tried to help remove the shattered glass off him.

A spokesman from the Met Police gave the following statement to the Daily Star.

"At around 10 pm on Thursday, September 8, officers on patrol outside Buckingham Palace became aware of an assault.

"A man, aged in his twenties, reported being assaulted with a glass bottle. His injuries were not life-threatening. A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of actual bodily harm.

"He was taken into custody and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries."

The United Kingdom continued its official period of mourning on Monday, Sept. 12. This was set exactly one week after the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen will lie in state at Westminster Hall in London from Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. on Monday, September 19, the Guardian reported.

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II passes St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh
The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II passes St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on its way to the Palace of Holyroodhouse as it completes its journey from Balmoral on September 11, 2022 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Photo by Phil Wilkinson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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