DO NOT REUSE WITHOUT PERMISSION Screenshot of viral video involving Queen's Guard outside Tower of London 291221 CREDIT TIK TOK
Screenshot of the viral video that was posted on TikTok (Picture: TikTok).
Army

Watch: Footage of Queen's Guard colliding with child

The footage which has had over 1.2 million views on TikTok has prompted arguments over whether the soldier or the parents were to blame.

DO NOT REUSE WITHOUT PERMISSION Screenshot of viral video involving Queen's Guard outside Tower of London 291221 CREDIT TIK TOK
Screenshot of the viral video that was posted on TikTok (Picture: TikTok).

Footage of a Queen's Guard at the Tower of London has gone viral after one of the troops was filmed knocking over a child who was in his way.

In a clip shared anonymously on TikTok, two royal guards were seen marching at the London landmark, before a young child appears in front of them and fails to get out of their way.

A cry can be heard moments before the guard's stride collides with the child in the video, which has now been viewed more than 1.2 million times on TikTok.

In response to the viral footage, the Ministry of Defence has said: "We are aware of an incident at the Tower of London earlier today (Wednesday) during a routine patrol.    

"The Guardsmen on duty warned members of the public that a patrol was approaching but the child, unfortunately, ran out in front of the soldier unexpectedly. The soldier tried to step over the child and continued on his duty.  

"Following the incident, the soldier checked on the child and was reassured that all was well."

The soldier involved was from the oldest Regiment in the British Army, the Coldstream Guard, a division with a ceremonial role that provides protection for Royal palaces.