An ex-guardsman spoke with U.K’s The Times this week and opened up about how he mistook Her Majesty for an intruder on the royal property.
According to the guard, the Queen sometimes struggles to sleep, and thus, she’ll put on a jacket and take a walk around the palace grounds in the wee hours of the morning. However, one day, around 3 a.m. the guard saw a peculiar figure walking through the darkness while he was on patrol inside the palace walls.
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After realizing he spoke out of turn, he waited to be scolded. However, he said the Queen simply replied, “That’s quite all right. Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me.”