'STAND BACK!' Queen's guard screams at female tourist who touches his horse
A member of the Queen's guard has been filmed shouting at a female tourist who got too close to his horse. The footage of the incident has been captured on camera and is going viral on the internet.
The video, uploaded to TikTok by user Ethan (@_phigs), vowed never to return to London following the incident. In the video, the blonde-haired tourist can be seen approaching the horse, getting quite close to its face.
The neatly-dressed guards might be looking appealing for a nice photograph but one wrong move and they can very well may kill you. However, looks like the woman was unable to maintain a distance and got herself scarred for life. While clicking the picture, the woman was moving towards the soldier who was mounted on top of a tall black horse outside Buckingham Palace. The powerful animal then turns its head towards her, forcing the woman to step backwards.
'Don't touch the reins!'
In an attempt to get closer to the horse, she tries to grab its reins, much to the annoyance of the guard sitting on its back. The guard then orders her to stop, shouting: "Stand back from the Queen's lifeguard, don't touch the reins!"
The loud command startled the woman as she quickly moves away in shock after being shouted at. The incident caused the TikTok user to never back to London in protest over his stepmom's treatment. The clip captioned: "We Will Never Return To London After This Incident," has garnered more than 188,000 likes on the video-sharing platform. The caption also added: "He was a rather angry little man."
'Serves her right'
The video has been viewed more than 4.1 million times, with thousands of comments and not all of them showcase sympathy for the woman. One Tik Tok user wrote, "Serves her right you aren’t allowed to touch the guard." Another commented, "no one should ever touch a horses reins - don’t people understand that. Top soldier!" "It’s not Disney they are working horses and serving army," said a third while another added, "That’s hilarious, they aren’t just there for tourists."
This incident isn't the first where a tourist has got in the way of a Queen's lifeguard. Last year in December, a child was trampled by the marching guards at the Tower of London when he stood in their way outside of Buckingham Palace.