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Queen’s Guard Shoves tourist blocking his path at Windsor Castle

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Queen’s Guard Shoves tourist blocking his path at Windsor Castle


This is the dramatic moment a member of the Queen’s Guard shoved a tourist out of the way at Windsor Castle.

The lady, who appears to be posing for a picture, is pushed nearly to the ground as the soldier approaches her from behind.

The lady in a yellow dress and sunglasses shouted as she was pushed out of the way.

She then stepped to the side as the soldier marched in front of the onlookers, who were stunned.

The Ministry of Defence was unable to provide a precise date for the incident, but a spokesperson said: “The Household Division is proud to guard Her Majesty and honoured that people come from around the world to watch our ceremonial spectacle.


“The ropes are there to protect both the public and our soldiers; please stay behind them.”

The Queen’s Guard is responsible for safeguarding official royal palaces.

After touching the soldier’s arm, weapon, and bearskin cap, the lady was ordered four times to quit interfering with his responsibilities, according to an Army spokesperson.

There are said to be rules in place for Royal Guardsmen to follow when dealing with nuisances, which include stomping their feet and screaming.

Raising a rifle is seen as a ‘final warning,’ after which the guardsmen are permitted to arrest the suspect.

They dress in traditional red and black costumes, complete with bearskin hats, and attract thousands of visitors each year.

Five infantry regiments – the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish, and Welsh Guards – and two Household Cavalry regiments – the Life Guards and Blues and Royals – make up the Guards. The majority of the Guards will have served in combat abroad.

They are fully functioning troops that protect Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, and the Tower of London.

The units, which are staffed by fully trained, serving soldiers, have guarded monarchs for almost 350 years, dating back to Charles II’s accession to the throne after the English Restoration in 1660.

Outside Windsor Castle in 2015, a soldier was compelled to turn his weapon on a tourist who grabbed him.

The Queen’s Guard is believed to be well-versed in dealing with tourists and how to deal with those who come too close.

The changing of the Windsor Guard typically takes place at 11 a.m. and follows the same structure as the one at Buckingham Palace.

A Queen’s Guard shouted at a tourist who came too close to him while posing for a photograph at Windsor Castle last year.

While the Guards are generally poised and quiet, they will sometimes break rank to warn visitors to maintain their distance.

The soldier was shutting one of the castle gates before yelling at the visitor to “stay away.”

According to the Royal Family’s official website, “Accompanied by a full military band playing a selection of music ranging from traditional marches to songs from musicals and familiar pop songs, the ceremony is both a colourful military tradition and an important reminder of the close relationship between the Armed Forces and their Head: The Queen.

Since 1660, Household Troops have defended the Sovereign and Royal Palaces. The Queen’s Guard stayed in St James’s Palace when Queen Victoria moved into Buckingham Palace in 1837, with a detachment guarding the palace today.

‘The Changing of the Guard ceremony marks the moment when the soldiers currently on duty, the Old Guard, exchange places with the New Guard.

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