Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yeshiva Bochur Makes Royal Guard Laugh in London



The Queen's Guard are known for their ability to stand motionless and expressionless at attention outside royal residences in London. 

Their discipline is challenged daily by tourists visiting the sites, and it appears one may have finally succeeded in breaching their strict protocol and getting the guard to crack a smile.

The culprit, identified only as Yankel, begins his offensive by taking up a position next to the soldier outside the Horse Guards Parade.

“We were together in school, me and him. He went his own way,” Yankel says as his friends record the encounter.

The soldier remains impassive as Yankel continues to elaborate on their friendship: “I remember in school, he used to sit by himself and read books. I was the guy fooling around,” Yankel says.

Although the title on the YouTube clips says this happened at Buckingham Palace, it actually occurred a mile away at the Horse Guards building in Whitehall. The Buckingham Palace guards, wearing bearskin hats, are more skilled at maintaining a stiff upper lip and remaining impervious to tourists determined to make them laugh.

Enjoy!

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