Queen Elizabeth II is known to often times have trouble sleeping, so to cure that she goes for late night strolls through the palace grounds in a hope to calm her mind and body. Well one such morning, at about 3 am a guard spotted someone walking through the garden. He called out:
But as the Queen got closer the guard quickly realized it was her majesty. In relief and nerves the guard stated:
“Bloody hell, your majesty, I nearly shot you.”
The guard, realizing he may have spoken out of turn, waited patiently for her reaction. The Queen replied:
“That’s quite all right. Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me.”
The Times originally reported the story but the Buckingham refuses to make a statement or reply to questions. The current status of the guard is unknown as well but the Queen seems to have a good enough sense of humor that her assailant most likely kept his head.
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