February 6, 2023

Hilarious moment tourist gets a shock after standing too close to King’s Guard horse on day out in London

  • Two unsuspecting tourists posed for a photo with the horse on Christmas Day
  • The horse seemed calm at first at the Horse Guards Parade near St James’s Park
  • But the cheeky beast managed to sink its teeth into the surprised tourist’s jacket 

A hilarious video captured the moment a tourist got a nasty shock after he stood too close to a King’s Guard horse while on a day out in London. 

The clip, posted on Facebook on Christmas Day, shows two tourists posing for a photo with the black steed at the Horse Guards Parade near St James’s Park. 

At first, the horse seems calm and the guard maintains a typically composed look at the popular tourist attraction and site of the trooping of the colour. 

The two tourists put their arms around each other as they pose with a cheesy grin for the camera next to the royal mount. 

A hilarious video captured the moment a tourist got a nasty shock after he stood too close to a King’s Guard horse while on a day out in London

The two tourists put their arms around each other as they posed with a cheesy grin for the camera next to the royal mount

The horse suddenly noticed the couple standing close by and quickly ducked its head to give the unsuspecting man a quick nip

The horse suddenly noticed the couple standing close by and quickly ducked its head to give the unsuspecting man a quick nip

But the horse suddenly notices the couple standing close by and quickly ducks its head to give the unsuspecting man a quick nip. 

The cheeky beast manages to sink its teeth into the man’s black puffer-jacket for a fraction of a second before he yelps and jumps away in fright. 

The watching crowd erupts into laughter and even the guard, famous for keeping a straight face, can’t resist a smirk before return to duty as normal. 

The King’s Life Guard is conducted by soldiers of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Horse Guards. 

Troops have mounted The King’s Life Guard here since the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660. 

The Household Cavalry, the ‘guardians of the monarch’ is a union of the two most senior regiments in the British Army: The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals. 

Facebook users reacted with amusement to the video. Alison Clark said: ‘Brilliant. Gorgeous horse!! Must have thought there were treats hidden.’

Meanwhile Mike Priest commented ‘Absolutely brilliant what a team well done,’ and Alan Pickering simply joked ‘hungry horse’.

Facebook users reacted with amusement to the video. Alison Clark said: 'Brilliant. Gorgeous horse!! Must have thought there were treats hidden'

Facebook users reacted with amusement to the video. Alison Clark said: ‘Brilliant. Gorgeous horse!! Must have thought there were treats hidden’

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