A “disrespectful” holidaymaker visiting Tower of London was shamed after she allegedly threw her glove towards a Queen’s Guard member.
Witnesses claimed the woman tossed the leather glove on the floor hoping the armed soldier would move from his post and retrieve it for her.
However, the guard failed to budge after the glove landed just a few feet in front of him and the woman waited for him to react.
A fellow tourist captured footage as she was told off by a Beefeater who urged her to show respect for the guards protecting the historic fortress on the Thames.
The video doesn’t show the woman throwing the glove on the floor, but it begins with the woman, who was accompanied by a man, smiling and chatting with another visitor.
The glove is just a few feet in front of the guard as the man recording the footage tells the camera: “There’s a standoff. Who’s going to get the glove first?”
Moments later a Beefeater approaches the pair and shames the woman.
The woman smiles and chats with a fellow Tower of London visitor.
He says: “Excuse me, guys? Did you just throw your glove? Why did you do that?”
The woman responds but her voice is drowned out by background noise at one of Britain’s most-visited tourist attractions.
The Beefeater tells her: “Well, why would you do that? The Army’s here to protect the Crown Jewels, they’re not here for the public to make fun of.
It appeared the woman thought the soldier would pick up the glove and hand it back to her.
“He’s a soldier and he serves his country and he deserves to be treated with a little bit of respect.
“Throwing your gloves at him isn’t going to work, is it, really?”