Who is Matthew Magee? Queen’s funeral mourners surprised after spotting 7″2 tall man

Move over Tall Paul, it’s Massive Matthew! Mourners surprised after spotting extraordinarily tall 7″2 former private secretary to the Queen at her state funeral

  • Mourners shocked at height of the assistant private secretary to the late Queen
  • People watching procession of Her Majesty’s coffin spotted Matthew Magee
  • The aide worked for the monarch for four years and is a whopping 7″2 in height
  • He is even taller than the Queen’s page who was nicknamed Tall Paul and is 6″4
  • The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage

Mourners were surprised today by an extraordinarily tall man in the procession ahead of the Queen’s coffin. 

Royal watchers were quick to spot Matthew Magee, who is 7″2 and was private secretary to Her Majesty for four years.

Well-wishers online even dubbed the Northern Irish aide the ‘Royal Slenderman’ as cameras panned to Mr Magee who would have dwarfed the monarch who was only 5ft 3in.

It also means the Queen’s page ‘Tall Paul’ Whybrew, who is 6″4, has been beaten in terms of height by another member of Royal staff.

People were surprised at the height of Matthew Magee, who is 7"2 and was private secretary to Her Majesty for four years

People were surprised at the height of Matthew Magee, who is 7″2 and was private secretary to Her Majesty for four years

Mr Magee joined the Queen's team after Samantha Cohen left as assistant private secretary in 2018

Mr Magee joined the Queen’s team after Samantha Cohen left as assistant private secretary in 2018

Social media users dubbed him the 'royal Slenderman'. Slenderman is a horror video game character (pictured) who is tall with thin arms and legs (File image)

Social media users dubbed him the ‘royal Slenderman’. Slenderman is a horror video game character (pictured) who is tall with thin arms and legs (File image)

One person said: ‘Who is this insanely tall man? Is this the royal Slenderman?’

Slenderman is a horror video game character who is tall with thin arms and legs. 

Another person on social media added: ‘Anyone know who the exceedingly tall man is?’

A third added: ‘I can’t stop paying attention to the incredibly tall man walking in front of the vehicle carrying the queens coffin. 

He was previously Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent's private secretary but was reportedly picked to work for Her Majesty as he has a 'brilliant brain' and is a 'smashing guy with a great sense of humour'

He was previously Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent’s private secretary but was reportedly picked to work for Her Majesty as he has a ‘brilliant brain’ and is a ‘smashing guy with a great sense of humour’

The Queen has had a number of tall aides, with Paul Whybrew, her page nicknamed Tall Paul, also notable for his 6"4 height (pictured during the procession of the coffin of the Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall last week)

The Queen has had a number of tall aides, with Paul Whybrew, her page nicknamed Tall Paul, also notable for his 6″4 height (pictured during the procession of the coffin of the Queen from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall last week)

Tall Paul appeared alongside Her Majesty and Daniel Craig's 007 in a James Bond skit for the 2012 Olympics

Tall Paul appeared alongside Her Majesty and Daniel Craig’s 007 in a James Bond skit for the 2012 Olympics

‘Did they bring in the tallest man in the world for the occasion?’ 

Mr Magee joined the Queen’s team after Samantha Cohen left as assistant private secretary in 2018.

He was previously Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent’s private secretary but was reportedly picked to work for Her Majesty because he has a ‘brilliant brain’ and is a ‘smashing guy with a great sense of humour’. 

Social media users were quick to point out he had been pipped as tallest man to work for the Queen.Even TV personality Richard Osman had his say. He Tweeted: 'If ever I'm trending it's because another tall man with glasses is on TV somewhere'

Social media users were quick to point out he had been pipped as tallest man to work for the Queen.Even TV personality Richard Osman had his say. He Tweeted: ‘If ever I’m trending it’s because another tall man with glasses is on TV somewhere’

The Queen has had a number of tall aides, with Paul Whybrew, her page nicknamed Tall Paul, also notable for his 6″4 height.

Mr Whybrew was alongside Her Majesty during her last few days after she suffered from mobility issues.

Social media users were quick to point out he had been pipped as tallest man to work for the Queen.

Twitter user John Moriarty said Massive Matthew Tall Paul ‘look titch’, while another user joked Mr Magee should be known as ‘Mahoosive Matthew’.

Even TV personality Richard Osman had his say. He Tweeted: ‘If ever I’m trending it’s because another tall man with glasses is on TV somewhere.’ 

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