Three young people from Wrexham are amongst 120 Scouts from across the UK who have volunteered to support the lying-in-state of Her Majesty The Queen.

Megan Sayer, aged 19, Ethan King, 20, and Chip Drew, 24, were selected to take part in the operation supporting the long queues of people who are waiting to pay their respects to The Queen in Westminster Hall, codenamed ‘Operation Feather’.

Following the sad announcement of the death of Her Majesty the Scouts jumped into action inviting Scouts aged 18-25 from across the UK to volunteer to help with the smooth running of this important part of the plans to mark the Queen’s remarkable life.

Megan said, “I was lucky enough to have attended the World Scout Jamboree in the USA in 2019 when I made friends Scouts from around the world. Now I am once again meeting people from across the globe but in a totally different way as they pay their respects.”

Ethan said, “It’s an absolutely wonderful opportunity to help celebrate Her Majesty’s life. As Scouts we made a promise to do our duty to the Queen, now I feel we are carrying this out.”

The Scouts will volunteering in shifts throughout the week until the State Funeral on Monday. They are staying at the UK Scout headquarters, Gilwell Park in north London and being bussed in each day.

Chip said, “My mum and dad were in the army so have served their Queen before, now it’s my chance to serve Her Majesty, so it seems it’s a tradition in my family. It’s an honour to be involved.”