This video posted on YouTube on August 20th, 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 even bends down to pick something up from the floor.
His antics delighted tourists but the Army and Ministry of Defence were not amused. He could now face disciplinary action.
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The Queen was not in residence at the time as she was at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland.
The video was uploaded by Andy Richards who wrote, “A Buckingham Palace guardsman misbehaves on duty while The Queen is on holiday. His senior officer might be having a chat with him later…”
In fact the Ministry of Defence said last night that it is now investigating the matter. A spokeswoman told the MailOnline: “Anyone who is found to fall short of the Army’s high standards can expect to face appropriate action.”