Bonkers Buckingham Palace guard faces gaol!

By now you should have seen this video of the Buckingham Palace guard doing a rather amusing dance for the tourists:

But would you believe it, the pirouetting guard is set to be fined and even JAILED after recently showing off his funky dance moves. Under the Armed Forces Act 2006, he could face a maximum sentence of a three week stint at an army gaol for ‘conduct prejudicial to good order and Service discipline’.

And yes, I couldn’t resist with the British spelling of Jail with the headline. In 1275, the English form of the word was written as gayhol, but it eventually split into two distinct words: jail from jaiole and gaol from gaiole.

Hopefully the poor chap will not face being locked away for a few months and perhaps let off with a small fine. In an official statement, the MoD said: “We are aware of the video. Anyone who is found to fall short of the Army’s high standards can expect to face appropriate action.”

Still..at least he won’t be Hanged, drawn and quartered.

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.