'Stand clear!' Video shows King's Guard scaring off little girl as he yells at her to get out of his way
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: A King's Guard scared a little girl as she ran away after he marched towards her and yelled 'stand clear'. The incident was captured in a viral video on Tik Tok. In the video, the royal guard can be seen striding purposefully from an archway with a sword in hand.
The guard, with an intention to move the girl quickly, shouts 'stand clear,' so that he doesn't have to stop his march. The girl then moves away, as the guard continues on his way. The video has garnered more than 3.4 million views on Tik Tok, and has left viewers divided.
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Some people called out the guard, saying that he should've been more considerate and careful. One user wrote, "did he really need to scare the little one like that?" Another said, "guys how was she supposed to know he was gonna walk round the corner?" A third chimed in, "regardless what their job is. That's mean and uncalled for." Another said, "They still think its Game of Thrones."
However, others said that the guard was trying to do his job. One TikTok user wrote, "Parents should've told the kid to stay close, it’s not exactly a well kept secret that the King's Guards are scary and shout." Another added, "People really think he's going to be like 'oh excuse me sweetheart can you move?'" A third commented, "these guys are not a public attraction they carry out a duty."
In a seperate incident in July, a member of the guard was filmed shouting at a female tourist who got too close to his horse. The footage of the incident was captured on camera and went viral on the internet. The woman 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.
While clicking the picture, the woman was moving towards the soldier who was mounted on top of a tall black horse outside Buckingham Palace. 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 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."