ENGLAND – Hands off! A Mounted Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace has firmly reprimanded a tourist who wanted to take a photo with him after she got too close to his mount, as you can see in the video at the top of the article.
Positioning herself alongside the animal and its rider, the woman clung to the horse’s reins. And if the royal guards have the reputation of remaining motionless and silent, this one did not hesitate to come out of his reserve to shout at the tourist. ” Get away from the Queen’s guardian, don’t touch the reins! he yelled.
A first video of the incident was shared at the end of June on the usual platforms. It was again posted on TikTok this Monday, July 25, this time by another user who wrote in the caption: “ We will never return to London after this incident.” It was viewed over 4 million times before it was finally deleted.
Asked by the Mirror, a spokesman for the English army explained that the behavior of the soldier is also explained by the density of tourists who come to this area. ” We take all such incidents seriously and want to ensure that everyone who visits Horse-Guards has an enjoyable time. “, he had declared. ” This area is particularly popular with tourists and sometimes the soldiers in charge of guarding have to shout loudly to alert members of the public if they get too close to the horses, which happened in this case “, he added.
The spokesperson went on to explain that tourists are warned of the danger. “We have placed signs next to the horse stalls stating that horses bite and we always encourage the public not to approach horses because after all they are animals and can be unpredictable “, he added.
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