What happens if you touch the queen’s guard?
One guard explained what happens if you touch a guard. “You are allowed to get them away by shouting warnings at them. If they fail to move away or start to act aggressively we present our bayonets… to remind them that we can do more harm than them.
Can the Queen’s Guard punch you?
A video is circulating on social media purporting to show a member of the Queen’s Guard (who guard the official royal residences in the United Kingdom) punching a black man to the ground. This claim is false.
Do royal guards get in trouble for smiling?
They Won’t Smile for a Selfie
Although they’re a popular spectacle for visitors to Britain, wishing to observe as they perform their iconic Changing of the Guard, these guards are in active service to the Queen and must carry themselves with the upmost discipline.
How many hours do the Queen’s guards work?
The guards at Buckingham Palace and St James Palace are on duty for 24 or 48 hours. During that time a Guardsman will have 2 hours on sentry duty and then 4 hours off.
Do royal guards pee in their pants?
The Queen’s guard employ black woolen trousers as part of their uniform. The fabric is dark and heavy enough to conceal it if a guard has to relive himself in said trousers. Normally, this is to be avoided but guards may drink quite a bit of water on hot days and leaving their post is not an option.