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.
Are royal guards trained not to laugh?
Can you watch this video without laughing? … Similar to the Queen’s guards they aren’t allowed to laugh or show any emotion while on duty. So they undergo vigorous rubber chicken testing to see if they will crack under ridiculous pressure. As the video from 2012 and posted on Reddit shows, some of them can cope.
Are royal guards allowed to talk?
There are circumstances in which they are allowed to speak…
Guards “are allowed to get [people] away by shouting… warnings if they fail to move away or start to act aggressively,” the Reddit guard says.
Can the Queen’s guards hit you?
Guards are not to be touched
“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. But usually the police are quick and remove trouble makers,” he posted to Reddit wrote.
Why can’t the Queen’s Guards move?
While on duty, Queen’s Guards are not supposed to move or respond to anything that the tourists may throw at them. However, the rules indicate that after being still for at least 10 minutes, they can march up and down the street in order to stretch their legs and avoid passing out.
Has anyone been killed by the Queens Guard?
Have there been any cases of the Queen’s Guard shooting someone while posted at Buckingham Palace? The answer is no! And in the most recent instance of Palace intrusion, the Guard arrested Michael Fagan in 1982, but they didn’t kill him or had to use any force with him.