People stunned by incredibly tall ‘Royal Slender Man’ at Queen’s funeral

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People watching the Queen's funeral have been left baffled by one "insanely tall mourner", who has since inherited the nickname "royal Slender Man".

Royal fans took to Twitter to ask who the lanky funeral attendee was, with one commenting: "Who is this insanely tall man? Is this the royal Slenderman?" in reference to a character from a series of horror games characterised by his long, thin limbs and lack of face.

Another chimed in: "Anyone know who the exceedingly tall man is?"

A third replied: "I don't know who he is, but he is a very tall man."

It is thought the man, who repeatedly featured in coverage of Her Majesty's funeral, is Matthew Magee, a former assistant private secretary to the late Queen who towers over other attendees at a staggering 7ft 2in.

By contrast, Her Majesty was just 5ft 3in – meaning the pair had close to a 2ft height gap.

Magee was appointed to the role in 2018 and was Prince Edward's private secretary before that.

The incredibly tall secretary was allegedly selected for the role because of his "brilliant brain".

A royal insider said: "He is a smashing guy with a great sense of humour."

The Queen's state funeral today was watched by an estimated 4.1 billion people – double the population of the planet when the Queen ascended the throne back in 1952.

Around 2,000 people attended the funeral in person, including members of the Royal Family such as Princes William and Harry and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, plus Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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