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Buckingham Palace guard puts on a subtle show for visitors

Buckingham Palace Guard Surprises Crowd With Unique Dancing Skills

Update: While antics delighted the crowd, The Daily Mail reports that the "Army and Ministry of Defence were not amused." An "internal investigation" was launched, and he could face disciplinary action. Poor guy! Perhaps he'd like to move to America and join the newest 'Dancing With the Stars' cast?

Guardsmen at the Buckingham Palace are often praised for their disciplined drill techniques and their ability to stand for long periods of time without moving or showing emotion.



This Buckingham Palace guard must have tired of the usual routine, because he decided to inject some humor and energy into his morning march.

While walking between the sentry box and Palace wall, he pirouettes gracefully, "freezes" in place and even stops to wipe a pesky smudge he notices on the sentry box, much to the amusement of crowds gathered outside the gates.

All of his unexpected moves are very subtle, leaving the crowd wondering if they really just saw him do something funny. Since it was such an unusual, quirky moment, a cameraman couldn't turn away without filming.

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LeeAnn September 04 2014 at 6:31 AM

A breath of fresh air! Love this guy!

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wnstnrace1 LeeAnn September 04 2014 at 2:42 PM

Ditto!!!

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bd2006 September 03 2014 at 6:59 PM

Pretty funny. I hope his superiors go easy on him.

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Camp Bulldog bd2006 September 04 2014 at 11:29 AM

he was put on report

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buckschottz September 04 2014 at 8:47 AM

Much like the mating dance of the Red Headed Double Breasted Thrasher, which pirouettes to attract a partner, I believe the guard was communicating to someone in the crowd.

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skyofblue17 buckschottz September 04 2014 at 1:22 PM

Communicating to someone double-breasted?

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lebcf buckschottz September 04 2014 at 1:42 PM

Yeah, now he'll communicate with a board of inquiry and may not be wearing the uniform for much
longer – probably had one too many at lunch.

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Pat September 04 2014 at 7:37 AM

Sorry, but I am not amused. He should find another place to work. This is not a comic palace. This is the second instance of insubordination in a month.

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MeritaBread September 04 2014 at 8:23 AM

If he wants to put on a clown show, he should join the circus. Buckingham Palace is not the place! While he is on patrol is not the time! Call me uptight, stuffy, whatever, but I am not amused!

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bklynonce September 04 2014 at 8:02 AM

He'll be looking for a new job soon, I suspect.

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Jay September 04 2014 at 5:49 AM

This guy is going to catch hell......thats for sure.

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TR by ML Neal... Jay September 04 2014 at 7:02 PM

Jay, I think he knows that. Go out with a bang. Chances are he figured out the gig is really a bore.

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GFS September 04 2014 at 8:13 AM

I hope the Queen is not amused! Obvious disrespect for the history of the position he chose.

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MeritaBread September 04 2014 at 8:24 AM

This a-hole clown dishonors the uniform.

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mcrebel September 04 2014 at 9:06 AM

Complacency in the military leads to severe consequences. Take your job seriously or some one dies.

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