A Queen's Guard in the traditional red tunic and black bearskin hat keeps his composure as a female tourist snuggles up to him for a souvenir photograph in front of his sentry box at St. James's Palace in London, England. Since 2014 the guards and their sentry boxes have been relocated inside gates to the palace and tourists are no longer able to pose beside them. Also, the guards nowadays carry the British Army's standard-issue automatic assault rifles instead of the type of gun seen in this historical 1981 photograph.

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Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: T7W83P
A Queen's Guard in the traditional red tunic and black bearskin hat keeps his composure as a female tourist snuggles up to him for a souvenir photograph in front of his sentry box at St. James's Palace in London, England. Since 2014 the guards and their sentry boxes have been relocated inside gates to the palace and tourists are no longer able to pose beside them. Also, the guards nowadays carry the British Army's standard-issue automatic assault rifles instead of the type of gun seen in this historical 1981 photograph.
Location: St. James's Palace, London, England