The Buckingham Palace guard was landed flat on his back during a drill after a slip
A video shared on social media captured the shocking moment when a royal guard slipped and landed flat on his back at Buckingham Palace during a drill
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A Buckingham Palace security guard was thrown through the air after slipping and landing flat on his back during a drill.
The embarrassing slip was caught on camera after the guard fell around the main entrance of the palace on the march route as they were about to take position.
The video has been viewed over 47,000 times on TikTok and is the latest in a series of clips showing various guards fainting and being completely obliterated. My London Reports .
The guard was filmed as they marched into position, but as he tried to turn, his foot slipped out from under him and he fell onto his back.
The person who filmed the video is heard laughing as the guard gets to his feet and takes his place at the station.
However, some of the slips seem to happen in the exact same spot.
Some online users theorized a number of reasons to explain why that was.
One user wrote: “The stones it walks on are worn smooth from years of use.
“It’s like walking on ice. I slipped on it a couple of times.”
Another backed the claims, explaining, “These shoes are like wearing ice cream…happens to the best of us!”
A third blamed shoe choice, adding: “The boots he’s wearing are called ammunition boots and they have metal studs on the sole that have no grip at all.
“As part of the uniform, the guard’s standard footwear is ammunition or ammunition boots, which are unlined leather ankle boots with an iron-shod sole.”
First worn by the British Army in the 1880s, the shoes feature the cleats to allow the boot to last longer as soldiers march through treacherous terrain.
However, these days hard surfaces like the ‘slippery stones’ in front of Buckingham Palace can cause them to become slippery as the cleats cannot grip.
While many quickly jumped in defense of the guards, comments make a light-hearted joke about the skids.
One user wrote, “He stepped on a bee.”
Another commented, “If you lie on your resume,” and a third added, “He says who put that there!”
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