Monday, 7 April 2014
Dramatic moment Queen's Guard pulled bayonet rifle on would-be intruder
The guard, clad in the traditional red tunic and bearskin hat, strode 50 yards from his post to level a bayonet at the ranting man, who had been shouting at police officers for five minutes.
After a heated confrontation the man was led away from the north centre gates at the palace in Central London, although officers only gave him 'words of advice' rather than making an arrest. It is unusual for a soldier to intervene in palace security unless a Royal is in immediate danger - though it is thought the soldier has been given the backing of his superiors.