(INDEPENDENT) It is one of the perks of being a member of the archaic hereditary UK monarchy that you have armed guards watching over you at all hours.
But that apparently almost backfired for the Queen when she decided to take a late-night walk around the palace grounds and came close to being shot.
From time to time her majesty is said to struggle to sleep. During a spell of insomnia, the 90-year-old will occasionally put on her coat and go for a short stroll, an ex-guardsman told The Times.
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