Step AWAY from the funny hat.
I know it’s tempting, the luxurious red fabric, those shiny gold buttons, and that MASSIVE furry hat. But you should never, EVER approach or touch a member of the Queen’s Guard.
This poor sod learnt his lesson the hard way. After a few seconds of mimicking and mockery, the tourist placed his hand on the Guard’s shoulder, and – BOOM.
WATCH IT HERE:
“GET BACK FROM THE QUEEN’S GUARD.”
Probably fair to assume that this unsuspecting tourist was in need of a change of knickerbockers after the Guard screamed in his face and drew his weapon. Thankfully for him, the weapons are only armed at times when there is a perceived threat of danger.
If you’ve ever been to the UK, specifically Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, it’s likely you’ve posed for a selfie or pulled a funny face at these impressively stoic, and fabulously well-dressed men. But it’s important to remember, they’ve got a very serious job to do. As Huffington Post reports, they are official members of the British Military, tasked with guarding royal residences. They are NOT your nut-cracker playthings okay, people?