Posted on September 3, 2014
For one guardsman, the monotony of walking back and forth outside the Queen’s London residence just got too much.
A video uploaded posted on YouTube last month shows a Grenadier guard spinning around as he walks outside Buckingham Palace. The guard also mixes up his actual strut, at times marching in slow motion and even with a slight jig. At one point he bends down to pick something up off the floor.
The performance receives a favourably reaction from the crowd, with some no doubt astonished by the guard’s playfulness. At the beginning of the video one onlooker remarks, “Have you seen them do that before?” One young child responds, “It’s just that one, he’s messing around a bit. He’s turning round…getting a bit weird.”
Pictures credit: YouTube/AndyRichards. The Independent reports>