Guarding the Queen

Guarding the Queen

2007, Military and War  -  Playlist 29 Comments
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Guarding the QueenFor the very first time cameras have been allowed behind the scenes at the royal palaces to see the historic and hidden world of the Grenadier Guards.

The Grenadier Guards are the most senior infantry regiment in the British Army. They are are probably best recognized as one of the five regiments of Foot Guards who stand watch outside Buckingham Palace come rain or shine.

It is easy to forget – as you see them changing the guard to the sound of a military band – that this regiment has also been involved in almost every major British campaign since its formation through to the present day.

Guarding the Queen takes viewers behind the scenes to see what life is really like for these celebrated soldiers.

Major Thorold Youngman Sullivan and right hand man Sgt Major Steve Munro have their work cut out to maintain the impeccable Grenadier standards.

The Guards on ceremonial duty are in London practising for Trooping the Colour alongside their regimental rivals, the Coldstream Guards.

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krew
krew
4 years ago

Very interesting and well done documentary! I have the 2nd and 3rd parts saved for viewing later, when I have the time. I look forward to it.

Brian Jenkins
Brian Jenkins
5 years ago

Brilliant documentary. Say what you will about the military but they are part of the order and tradition that holds our world together. Honor and duty form the roots that keep society from sliding into the abyss. F*** the anarchists.

john
john
6 years ago

Soldiers are monkeys. They never question anything. I think that's the definition of stoopid.

john
john
6 years ago

The Queen should be guarded. She's a criminal.

ChicagoRevo Godzilla
ChicagoRevo Godzilla
9 years ago

Bloody Brits! They still around because we (The Americans) saved them in WW2. They were getting their assess kicked to the curve! They owe us everything! Including the Ol' Rag of the Queen!

James Robert Edwards
James Robert Edwards
11 years ago

This is the way it should be done. I love the pomp and snobbery of British tradition, it has it's place and it's the dog's b*llocks.

ThePhilhw
ThePhilhw
12 years ago

An officer called them monkeys............
And they are ready willing and able to give their lives.
We need to change the system.

We also need to get them home before any more die for spurious political reasons.

And all Brits should love and respect them for who they are, what they do and what they may have to give.

Respect from me !!

Earthwinger
Earthwinger
12 years ago

I wonder if Katherine Bowes-Lyon is enjoying the celebrations. Ya know.....queenie's cousin, the one that was locked up, along with her sister, in 1941, at the Royal Earlswood Asylum for Mental Defectives. I know Lizzie is busy an' all, but maybe she could find time to visit her just once. It's a shame she never got around to visiting Nerissa, before she died in there. But then I guess when you're as busy as Lizzie, it makes more sense to list them both in Burke's Peerage as dead, pretend like they never existed, and leave them to rot.

The only union flag I've swathed myself in during the jubilee is my Sex pistols, God Save The Queen t-shirt.

Lee Walker
Lee Walker
12 years ago

@antitheist666

You don't give any facts. your opinions although very vocal on this subject and this documentary are just that. opinions. did you watch the doc? what is it like? what is it about? is the audio and visual quality good? does it seem factually accurate or is it a load of tosh?

So why would anybody want to laugh their socks off at a country celebrating its monarchs accession? were we supposed to be giggling during Obama's inaugural speech as well? if we were i didn't get the memo, sorry.
many countries with despotic dictators and endless marshall law would welcome the safety a constitutional monarchy affords. the armed and police forces both swear allegiance to the queen and not to the government meaning that should we someday elect say for example nick griffin of the BNP to office and he should then decide to turn the military on blacks, asians, gays, muslims (all of the above probably because hes mental) the military are unable to follow these orders and so a military coup d'etat in the UK is almost impossible. then there is the invaluable foreign relations job she does, the trade and mutually beneficial contracts between countries that her office brokers, the revenue from tourism not only in the UK but in countries she visits for state occasions, the preservation of our national heritage and historic monuments and buildings, there's not a lot that's stupid about any of these things. People like you seem to forget about the positive things that having a monarch allows and concentrate on the 'she costs the taxpayers money' line. roads cost taxpayers money, as do public toilets. should we do away with them as well? what about that military? they cost the taxpayers billions upon billions every single year, should we scrap them too? England has had a constitutional monarchy for hundreds of years, since its inception we haven't had civil war, revolution or any major breakdown of governance. this is in part due to the unique way in which we are governed and the hundreds of years of constitutional monarchy that have gone before.

The anthem though, i agree. its not exactly bangin.

AntiTheist666
AntiTheist666
12 years ago

In the Interests of World Safety.

Please don’t look at the uK much over the next few days, you may die laughing! There have been many cases of actual sides splitting.
I refer to The queens Diamond Jubilee over here. Maniacal, Monarchical Madness! For Four Daze!

If anyone around the world has noticed that the uK has often adopted a condescending or even mocking attitude of other World Cultures, I suggest it’s payback time here! Laugh your socks off, laugh your boots off even but do it safely. You may need protective eyewear to shield the sensitive from the BLINDING stupidity.

Is there a worse national anthem in the world? This dire dirge is disgraceful.

From one of the few sane people left in the uK, most of us have died of shame.

Peace and Safety to All

The Political One