Guardsman who filmed viral video of himself 'taking the p**s' at Windsor Castle 'no longer in the military'
A Guardsman who filmed himself boasting of being bored of his duties while on post at Windsor Castle by saying he was "staring at ducks" instead of "looking after" the Royal Family is understood to have left the Army.
The soldier, thought to have been with F Company, Scots Guards, sparked a backlash on social media when the 20-second video clip went viral after being posted on TikTok days ago.
The video is understood to have been filmed some time ago, long before it was posted online.
In the video, which was posted with the text 'Queen's guard taking the p**s on post', the Guardsman says: "I am currently standing outside Windsor Castle," before saying: "I am meant to be looking after the Royal Family. Currently staring at two ducks. Do I care? No."
The video is understood to have been filmed while the Guardsman was on duty at Windsor Castle some time ago and was later posted on TikTok.
The post prompted a string of comments on the social media platform, with many suggesting he should go straight to the 'glass house' – the military slang for Armed Forces prisons.
Another comment said: "How to make yourself really unpopular at work really quick."
Forces News understands that the soldier has left the military since the video was filmed.
An Army spokesperson said: "We are aware of an old video being circulated on social media.
"Soldiers will be held to account where their social media usage contravenes our values and standards, or they bring the Army into disrepute.
"This applies to all members of the Army, whether on duty, off duty or on leave, and may result in administrative or disciplinary action."