The funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in last month’s Westminster attack, has taken place at Southwark Cathedral in central London. Thousands of police officers lined the route of a 2.6-mile funeral cortege starting at the Palace of Westminster. PC Palmer, 48, who was married with a five-year-old daughter, was guarding the Houses of Parliament on 22 March when he was stabbed by Khalid Masood.
A floral tribute left on top of his hearse read: “No 1 daddy”. The cathedral service, which was attended by around 50 members of PC Palmer’s family including his wife, child, parents, brother and sisters, is to be followed by a private cremation. PC Palmer was killed as he tried to stop Masood enter the Houses of Parliament. Masood, who had already driven into people on Westminster Bridge, was shot dead by police.