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.
Is it illegal to touch the queen’s guard?
Never touch a guard
As London aficionados know by now, one should never touch a member of the Queen’s Guard. If this is the case, they are actually allowed to shout warnings at you to make you go away. If people start acting aggressively, the soldiers can even present their bayonets to them.
Can Royal Guards shoot you?
They are a proper soldiers of the British Army, they’re armed with fully functional weapons, and presumably they’re authorised to use them under the proper circumstances. Have there been any instances of the Queen’s Guard using lethal force against someone while posted at Buckingham Palace or another royal residence?
Can you talk to royal guards?
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.
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.
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.
Can you take a picture with the Queen’s Guard?
Just remember, the guards are, er, guards! They’re not in costume for tourists and they are armed. You can stand next to them for photos but don’t talk to them (although I’m sure a “thank you” is appreciated), touch them or distract them. And be careful with the horses – apparently they can kick if distressed.
Do the Queen’s guards have to pee their pants?
According to guard Shaun Marsden, since they can’t leave their post they relieve themselves on the spot. He pointed out that the trousers they wear are thick and black for that reason saying the pants “are sufficiently dark to cover their embarrassment.”