WATCH: Tourist Finds Out Hard Way Not to Stand in Front of Queen's Guard
Image via YouTube
The Queen’s Guard is a remarkable collection of disciplined individuals who entertain millions through tradition and pageantry. Oh, they also have no problem running you over if you get in the way.
Just as you can’t get a guard to break when they are standing watch at the palace, you sure as heck can’t get them to move just by standing in the middle of a march.
The following video was posted to Reddit Tuesday and it features one tourist forgetting for a brief moment that he is in the way of an ensuing collective of stern individuals.
We don’t think he will soon forget that lesson as evidenced by the YouTube video uploaded by Steven Macaulay.
Macaulay offers the only scant details about the video posted on June 15: “You better be on your guard when the Queens Guards are coming through, these guys aren't stopping for anything!”
Now we assume the man in question is doing fine, save a battered and bruised ego. But we have to thank him from across the pond.
Changing-Guard.com helps with the particulars behind what is a strict code for guards.
The website cites various rules: “Sentries are not permitted to stand easy whilst at their post, indeed it is in the orders for the sentry that are read out to them at the beginning of their ‘tour of duty,’ ‘you may not eat, sleep, smoke, stand easy, sit or lie down during your tour of duty.’”
Try as we might, we couldn’t track down any rules for such an occasion that a tourist is caught in front of an ensuing march, so we welcome anyone in the know to sound off accordingly.
With this brief but captivating look at a traditional walk we learn that the guard are not the kind of soldiers to change direction because there is a tourist in the way.
Most importantly, they will only warn “Make Way!” once they have bowled over you and your expensive camera.
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