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Queen's Guard soldier turns rifle on tourist at Windsor Castle

Published 26/06/2015

With their distinctive red coats and black hats, the Queen's Guard soldiers are often the ultimate attraction for tourists to the UK, their debonair attire not really making them appear that frightening.

Yet the Queen's Guard have begun to fight back at tourists not taking them seriously: just a few weeks after footage emerged of a photographer being barged into by troops as he stood in their way, a lone Guardsman has now scared off a pestering tourist in a video that will hopefully go a long way in ensuring Her Majesty's body guards get a bit more respect.

The video, which reportedly was filmed at Windsor Castle, shows a tourist mimicking the march of a member of the Queen's Guard.

Someone off camera can be heard joking that "his gun is jammed", implying that the tourist had no reason to worry that he was mocking a man with a huge gun.

However, it all becomes too much for the guard when the tourist takes it to the next level and puts his arm on the shoulder of the soldier. The guard instantly turns to towards the tourist and shouts, "Step back from the Queen's Guard."

The pompous air of the tourist quickly turns to panic as he runs away.


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