A video of a Queen’s Guard knocking over a child while marching on duty has gone viral on social media. The incident happened at the Tower of London on Wednesday, November 12, 2023.
In the video, two Queen’s Guards can be seen marching through a crowd of tourists. The child is standing in the middle of the path, and the guard does not stop or change course. The guard collides with the child, knocking him to the ground.
The child’s mother can be heard screaming in the background. The guard continues to march on, without checking on the child.
The child was unharmed in the incident. However, the video has sparked outrage online, with many people criticizing the guard for his lack of care.
The Ministry of Defence has released a statement apologizing for the incident. The statement said:
We are aware of an incident at the Tower of London yesterday in which a Queen’s Guard knocked over a child. We are sorry for this accident, and we are investigating the matter further.
The statement also said that the guard is a trained soldier who is following strict protocols. However, the statement did not say why the guard did not stop or change course when he saw the child in his path.
The incident is a reminder of the importance of safety when visiting tourist attractions. Parents are advised to keep their children close at hand and to be aware of their surroundings.