'All those hours of shoe shining': Internet aghast as royal guards forced to walk through horse poo at Queen's funeral
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Although mother nature played in favor during the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19, as the skies remained dry and temperatures weren’t too sprightly, unfortunately, when it comes to animals, they're unpredictable about certain things.
Some of the horses involved in the procession deposited large turds on the marching way. The turds were dropped right in the procession path and the royal guards had no choice but to march through the poo with their freshly polished shoes.
A procession took place on Monday, September 19 through London as the late Queen's coffin made its way through the capital to Windsor, where she will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip. The Queen's funeral was held with many UK and overseas dignitaries in attendance with the Royal Family as they all paid tribute to Her Majesty.
The internet was quick to pick up on all the poo jokes, with many saying how bad they felt for all the guards who had no choice but to march through the droppings. Beneath the footage of royal guards marching through horse poo shared on TikTok, people were quick to comment. one wrote, “All those hours of shoe shining.” Another viewer said, “What have they been feeding the horses yesterday? It was everywhere.” “Why don’t they have bags to collect it so people don’t have to step in it” added another “For King and country.” commented another viewer. “Welcome to military parades. If you're skilled enough you can kick it up the back of the legs of the guy in front,” joked another TikToker.
The Royal guards are supposed to remain at attention at all times when they are on duty in uniform which means they cannot react when a fellow guard faints or when walking through an unpleasant path.
Some took it to Twitter to comment their views on the horse poo incident.
@MemoirsOfAManc posted the video on Twitter with the caption, "Playing the "will they or won't they stand in the horse shit?" game"
Another user @nei_takk tweeted, "I have so many questions about the Queen's funeral and most of them involve the logistics of horse poop."
I have so many questions about the Queen's funeral and most of them involve the logistics of horse poop.— Mattý🪐 (@nei_takk) September 19, 2022
@redskynight tweeted saying, "Always feel a bit sorry for the ones who have to march straight through a pile of shit left by one of the horses and pretend they haven't noticed #queenfuneral"
Always feel a bit sorry for the ones who have to march straight through a pile of shit left by one of the horses and pretend they haven’t noticed #queensfuneral— Red Sky At Night 🇺🇦 (@redskyatnight) September 19, 2022