A number of guardsmen fainted with the heat at the Queen’s Trooping the Colour ceremony.
Five of the soldiers were caught on film and posted online.
Two officials were shortly dispatched to collect two soldiers after they tumbled.
In true serviceman fashion, the other 1,000 soldiers continued to maintain their positions as if the others didn’t fall over.
I can kind of understand the guards falling over, since they were all in their appropriate, long-sleeved attire in the 29C (around 84F) weather.
An Army spokesperson told the International Business Times: “We can confirm that during the Queen’s birthday parade today a small number of soldiers fainted.
“It is an extremely hot day and all were removed from the Parade and checked by medical staff where they were hydrated.”
The ceremony was put on to celebrate The Queen’s 91st birthday, but even then, the Queen used the occasion to reflect on recent tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower, the apartment building in the North Kensington area of London which went up in flames in the early hours of the morning on June 13 (Wednesday), which so far counts 30 death casualties, and it’s expected to rise.
The Queen said in her message: “Today is traditionally a day of celebration. This year, however, it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood. In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies.
“As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events.”
A few days before the ceremony, the Queen accompanied by her son Prince William, visited the Westway Sports Centre, a place that provided free shelter and food to the victims of the fire, meeting the firefighters that tried their best to put out the fires and rescue as many lives as they could.