A reminder that the King’s Guards and Horses are not tourist attractions. Check the comments 👇👇

One of the things that many people enjoy doing when they are on vacation in England is to get close to the King’s guard. They know that they are limited in what they are able to do as far as contact is concerned, but they aren’t always the ones that initiate the contact.

When one American tourist was near Buckingham Palace, she decided to get close to the King’s guard. That guard, which is military personnel for the most part is stationed at Royal buildings, including Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.

The King’s guard will carry out their duties and will not deviate from what they are there to do. This sometimes makes them seem as if they are callous.

In this particular incident, the American tourist was bitten by a king’s guard horse and she was crying for help. You could hear her clearly in the video, saying: “Ow! Ow! Help me, he’s got my arm.”

Despite the fact that she was clearly in distress, the king’s guard did not dismount from his horse to assist and the other guards nearby would not intervene. Eventually, other tourists would step in to pat the horse on the nose until he let go.

Although it is necessary for the guards to remain focused on their duties, they should also pay attention to what is going on around them and at least intervene if someone is in danger.

This also wasn’t the first time that a tourist was in danger from the horses.

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