Do royal guards get in trouble for smiling?
They Won’t Smile for a Selfie
Although they’re a popular spectacle for visitors to Britain, wishing to observe as they perform their iconic Changing of the Guard, these guards are in active service to the Queen and must carry themselves with the upmost discipline.
How often do the Queen’s Guards move?
The Changing of the Guard is a formal ceremony in which a group of soldiers is relieved of their duties by a new batch of soldiers. The Queen’s Guard soldiers actually work in shifts of 2 hours each, which means new guards begin their shift every 2 hours.
Can the Queen’s guards be female?
Captain Megan Couto has become the first female ever to lead the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Are royal guards guns loaded?
Those guns aren’t loaded…
The Guard’s intimidating weapons only have ammo in them when they are aware of a potential serious security threat. The guard on Reddit, who uses the username “nibs123,” says that he has never carried a loaded gun as a Guardsman.
Why are royal guards not allowed to move?
While on duty, Queen’s Guards are not supposed to move or respond to anything that the tourists may throw at them. However, the rules indicate that after being still for at least 10 minutes, they can march up and down the street in order to stretch their legs and avoid passing out.
Can the Queen’s guards hit you?
A video is circulating on social media purporting to show a member of the Queen’s Guard (who guard the official royal residences in the United Kingdom) punching a black man to the ground. This claim is false.
Are there any black royal guards?
A new personal assistant selected by the Queen is to become the first black equerry in British history. Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, a Ghanaian-born officer who fought in the Afghanistan war, will fill one of the most important roles in the royal household, The Times reports.