Protecting Queen Elizabeth is an important job as she is the current head of the British Monarchy. While she’s still up and about right now, the Queen already had her brush with death.
The royal families of the world have been under the spotlight since the beginning of their monarchies. At present, they do not represent a major hold of power in government, but as symbols of the monarchies past.
Despite this, they still get a lot of press for their other activities. Even with so many people watching them, no one really know how they are like behind closed doors.
Early Morning Surprise
The latest Queen Elizabeth news comes from an ex-palace guard who used to monitor the grounds. He recounts his interaction with the queen after he almost shot her as she strolled the grounds.
According to E!Online, the Queen was taking a stroll around the grounds one early morning at around 3 a.m. The guard on patrol in the perimeter spotted her moving in the dark and suspected her as an intruder. When she emerged from the darkness, the surprised guard blurted in panic, “Bloody hell, Your Majesty. I nearly shot you.”
The Queen would have reacted by scolding him or firing him altogether, but she calmly replied instead. She said, “That’s quite all right. Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me.” The incident took place several years ago at her official London residence at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth, even at her age, has remained active in her life and loves to take late night walks, as noted by Times Diary. She likes to take them especially when she struggles to sleep. Some have noted her wearing a winter coat while strolling about the palace grounds.
Not The First Time
This is not the first time that the a member of the royal family was mistaken for an intruder on the palace grounds. Back in 2013, a policeman in the same garden mistook Prince Andrew as he took a stroll in broad daylight. It is amusing to see how vigilant the royals’ security is that the royals themselves get questioned.
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) November 20, 2016