A guardsman assigned at the Windsor Castle not only surprised but reprimanded an overly excited tourist when he yelled at him to stay away. He then gave him a salute in response.
Four guardsmen paraded on the grounds near the Windsor Castle. The last one of them was locking the gate when a tourist thought it was a good chance to come near and take a selfie. The guardsman yelled at him to stay away as reported by News. But the shocked man responded in reverence and gave him a salute. The soldier then came marching behind his companions as if nothing happened. The scene stunned the other tourists in the area.
The Windsor Castle is the royal residence of Queen Elizabeth by the power of the Crown as the reigning monarch. Visitors in the vicinity are limited only and they can only stay outside of the steel fence. The Windsor Castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. The royal residence is being managed by the Royal Household.
Windsor Castle is known as the largest inhabited castle in the world and the longest-occupied palace in Europe. At present, it houses the family of Queen Elizabeth. It has hosted several heads of state and serves as the Queen's weekend home.
There is a guard mounting ceremony every day which is perfectly choreographed. They are called the Queen's Guards and are responsible for protecting the properties of the Queen. Aside from their ceremonial duties, they are also fully operational. No wonder, any tourist coming near them are being asked to keep a reasonable distance.
Queen Elizabeth became the owner of Windsor Castle after she succeeded her father, King George VI, in 1936. She is now the longest-reigning monarch who has been on the throne for 66 years. Queen Elizabeth's diary revealed that when her father was crowned, she was only 11 years old, reports Marie Claire. The 14-hour ceremony has bored the young Elizabeth and she admitted that her feet ached during the historical event.