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This is what happens when you touch the Queen’s Guard

Funny costume. Deadly weapon.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 26, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 11:47 am CDT

Tourists love the Queen’s Guard of Britain: They’ve got bright red coats, big fuzzy hats, and an infinite patience for onlookers who find their strutting ridiculous. Also, enormous automatic rifles with bayonets to brandish when they finally do snap at some irritating dingbat.

Yes, today we remember that getting trampled by Her Majesty’s soldiers isn’t so bad when one considers just how liable and willing these dudes are to stab and/or shoot you in the face.

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The Queen must feel very safe indeed.

Photo via Sigmar/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2015, 10:40 am CDT