Tourist refuses to move out of Queen Guard's way as he marches on
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Footage has emerged showing a tourist who refused to move out of the way for a Queen's Guard. Take a look:
In the clip, which was posted on the TikTok page Buska in the Park, one of the troopers can be seen marching through a London tourist spot donning the signature red and white uniform while wielding two swords.
But as he makes a right turn, he comes face to face with a tourist who continues to stand in the same spot.
The pair exchange a few words before the guard marches to his corner and shakes his head as he speaks to a nearby police officer.
Text over the footage reads: "Disrespectful tourist refuses to move, this is why the Queen's Guard should never be polite."
However, reaction to the incident is mixed, with some people defending the visitor who was seemingly unaware of the strict rules.
"I think the tourist didn't even realise he was standing in the wrong place," wrote one, while another claimed that the man said to his fellow traveller in Polish: "How am I suppose to know where he wants to walk?"
A third added: "The soldier literally turned into him, the guy was already there," alongside a laughing emoji.
A fourth chimed in: "I mean the guy says after 'how should I know I'm in his way' and kinda fair, the guard showed no sign of going that direction until the end."
Others were surprised that the tourist didn't get a telling off from the troop, as is often the case when people don't obey their strict rules.
"I wonder why the guard didn’t shout 'make way for the queens guard' like they usually do," said one.
Another who questioned the UK's bizarre traditions wrote: "This whole country stuck in a make believe 1500s world."
This isn't the first time a Queen's Guard has had a run-in with the public, with previous footage showing the moment a solider screamed at a shop worker after mistaking her for a tourist.
The guard was seen walking behind a pillar at the royal residence just as the woman did the same to enter her booth.
It's likely he thought she was yet another bystander trying to badger him for a photo op, and he turned around to shout at her.
The hilarious outburst was shortly followed by the realisation that the woman was just going about her business and he swiftly retreated.
Thankfully she saw the funny side, as did the online community who have viewed the clip more than 1.9 million times since it was shared last month.