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25th Jul 2022

Queen’s Guard screams at tourist who touches his horse

Danny Jones

Queen's Guard screams at tourist

*Warning headphone users: this bloke has some volume

A TikTok video which captured the moment a member of the Queen’s Guard screaming at a tourist for touching his horse has gone viral on social media.

Anyone whose been to London and visited the likes of Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London should know exactly what to expect from the no-nonsense cavalry and other infantry members serving around royal residences. Unless your this lady.

In the short clip posted user Ethan, a.k.a. @_phigs, you can see the moment the Queen’s guard screams at the woman, his unsuspecting step-mum, after he grows irritated by her grabbing the reins.

@phigs_ We Will Never Return To London After This Incident #queensguard #london #england #fypシ ♬ original sound – Ethan

Bet you jumped — maybe not as much as she did, but still.

Despite the poster suggesting the guard “verbally attacked” his step-mother, the pair received little sympathy in the comments below, with most people asking “at what point did he attack” or simply advising, “They have a job, just don’t go near them.”

While some obviously found the funny side and a few even echoed Ethan’s statement that “he was a rather angry man”, most were quick to point out that you’re not supposed to touch the horse and certainly not the reins; as one person remarked: “Would she grab the steering wheel if someone was driving??”

Not only are horses, obviously, very powerful creatures and can be disturbed by many a distraction – hence blinkers – but we’ve seen plenty instances of Queen’s Guard putting the public in their place.

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