Video: Those Royal Guards don't take kindly to being touched while on duty
A tourist got a little too much action on his recent excursions to see the Royal Guards at Windsor Castle.
While mimicking the guard, walking up and down the tourist then went a step too far and placed his hand on the guard's shoulder.
This provoked a very hostile response. The guard drew his bayonet and shouted at the man to "step back from the Queen's guard."
The UK's Ministry for Defence said this was the correct response from the guard in the circumstances he faced.
Speaking to The Mirror, a spokesperson said, "Since that incident, a rope has now been installed at that sentry position that keeps tourists away and stops people approaching the guard...
“It is disappointing that a member of the public has shown such disrespect towards the Queen's Guard. The soldier is there to protect the Queen, himself and the sentry position. He reacts appropriately.”
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