He is Sikh and a couple of years ago they were allowed to wear their religious head garments instead of the official tall bearskin hats. I think I’d personally prefer to wear a turban.
Yeah, these are real guards and are trained, and you do not want to piss them off because they will retaliate. So as much as it is considered attractive to tourists, they are still on duty. I’ve seen videos of idiots trying to troll them and going too far, and boy do they regret it after.
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