King's Guard repeatedly shouts at tourist who grabs hold of horse's reins
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One tourist got quite the telling-off after not listening to orders from a King's Guard.
The woman was repeatedly shouted at by the King Guard's for trying to take hold of a horse's reins.
The TikTok, uploaded by the The King's Horse UK, was captioned: "Get off the Reins."
As the young woman poses for a picture next to the iconic British setting, she reaches out to grab the horse's reins.
The King's Guard can be seen pulling the reins away from her as he shouts: "Get off the reins!"
Smiling and momentarily stepping back, the tourist then goes back to assume her position and takes a hold of the reins again.
Repeating his initial order, the King's Guard reaffirms: "Get off!"
Another woman then pulled her away as the two left the scene.
The video has since amassed a staggering 5.8 million views, over 543k likes and thousands upon thousands of comments.
It's fair to say that people couldn't wait to weigh in on the matter.
Many were outraged that the tourist continued to grab the horse's reins even after being told off once before.
"Why the heck did she touch them again?" asked one TikTok user.
Another echoed a similar annoyance: "The fact that she did it again…"
Others even went as far as to call the woman's actions childlike: "She reacted just like my 4-year-old son when I tell him not to do something."
"This infuriates me," a fourth commented, "that people cannot listen [and] act like a bunch children."
Others, however, came to the woman's defence and tried to look for a logical reason as to why she would have ignored the King's Guard's orders.
One TikTok user wrote: "I think she maybe didn’t speak English too well and didn’t understand what reins are."
"I get that not everyone speaks English," another responded, "but what else could she think the shouty man was referring to?"
Others took a more balanced approach and saw issues with both parties.
One person noted: "1. Why does he have to scream that loud? 2. Why did she still try to do it?"
Also picking up on the loudness of the King's Guard's shout, a final TikTok user joked: "The horse is like 'um excuse me sir, that’s right in my damn ear.'"