WATCH: Buckingham Palace Guard Falls During Traditional Ceremony
While it’s surely not the first time an embarrassing mishap has occurred during the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at London’s royal Buckingham Palace, this time it was captured on tape.
The recent tumble of the guard was reportedly witnessed by hundreds of tourists visiting the popular attraction and it was also captured on video by tourist David Meadwell.
"The first group changed successfully, without any problems, so I decided to video the next group doing it,” Meadwell told The Daily Mail. “I didn't expect anything like this to happen… he went flying. There were quite a few people around and there were a lot of gasps as he went down,” he added.
The fall footage became a huge hit on YouTube, with millions of views so far.