A video of a British soldier pushing away a female tourist who blocked his way has gone viral on the internet.
The soldier, who wore the traditional uniform of red tunic and bearskin hat, was reportedly guarding Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
In the 10-second footage, the tourist, who was reportedly Chinese, can be seen standing in the guard’s way to have her picture taken.
But the Queen’s Guard had no problem shoving the woman, who then screams in shock and nearly loses her balance.
According to the Evening Standard, the Queen’s Guard have been protecting royal residences since the 17th century.
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The scene ends with the woman standing aside to give way.
The date of the incident is unclear, but a copy of the video uploaded on YouTube has received more than 560,000 views since July 24.
Speaking to The Sun, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence warned visitors to stay behind the rope:
“The Household Division is proud to guard Her Majesty and honoured that people come from around the world to watch our ceremonial spectacle.
“The ropes are there to protect both the public and our soldiers; please stay behind them.”
Viewers commended the guard for keeping to his duty and slammed the tourist for literally crossing the line.
It’d be smart to remember to make way for the Queen’s Guard.