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VIDEO: Royal Soldier Guards Stepping On Child Video Goes Viral On Social Media


VIDEO: Royal Soldier Guards Stepping On Child Video Goes Viral On Social Media: There is a video that has gone viral on the internet this week, it is showing the guards at the Tower of London trampling over a young child while marching through the grounds, the video has been posted by @user7312510220627 has been viewed over 2 million times and received thousands of comments. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Royal Guards Child Video

Royal Guards Child Video

The two guards were marching side by side, a young child appears to step in front of them. The guard walks right into the child knocking them onto the ground and then steps over and continues to walk without a pause. One commentator has stated, “I know it’s their prehistoric job to walk like that, but that doesn’t excuse them committing common assault on people in public places”.

According to the website for Historic Royal Places, there are five regiments of guards who perform ceremonial public duties at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, and Windsor Castle, the guards who are at the Tower of London stand outside “The Jewel House” and the “Queen’s House” in order to protect the crown jewels and  “ensure the security of the Tower of London.”

Soldier Stepping On Child Video

“The Crown Jewels” refers to coronation regalia which has been stored in the Tower of London since the 1600s, according to the site, the visitors to the tower can view the regalia along with other crowns and robes belonging to the kings and queens of England from the last 600 years.


The website is for the historic Royal Places outlining that the visitors of the Tower of London  “are advised to be respectful and stand clear when the guards are marching and performing their official duties.” In the viral video, people can be heard gasping as the guard makes an impact with the kid and an adult quickly rushed as the guard continued to walk away.

Royal Guards Child Video: Reaction

“People defending 2 grown men stepping on a kid,” one commenter said in response to those saying the guard’s actions are justified as part of their “job.” “My sister used to be a royal guard and she had so many stories about people harassing her,” another commenter added. “It’s literally their job and they have to be like that.”

A statement has been given by the Ministry of Defence, “The Guardsmen on duty warned members of the public that a patrol was approaching but the child, unfortunately, ran out in front of the soldier unexpectedly. The soldier tried to step over the child and continued on his duty. “Following the incident, the soldier checked on the child and was reassured that all was well.”

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Charitarth Ahlawat
Charitarth covers politics, crime, and entertainment stories throughout the state of West Bengal and North-East India. As a tri-lingual correspondent, he caters to Get India News.


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