How would the royal family honour a guard who died protecting them? ?
I am writing a book and want to know what they would do - ie dedicate something to them? Thanks :)
If it happened like now and was taking a bullet for the Queen :)
- MarliLv 74 weeks ago
John Brown, Queen Victoria's Highland Servant (That was his job title), subdued a young man who shot at her. He was given a medal and ... I think he got a pay raise. I am not sure about the raise, but Queen Victoria liked him a lot and honoured him several times. If you read "Shooting Victoria" by Paul Thomas Murphy, you will find she was shot at several times.
I don't know of anyone who died while protecting the current Royal Family. They were negligent about protecting the Queen when she rang for them to arrest a man who got into her bedroom. Princess Anne was nearly kidnapped when she was a teenager. Gutsy girl resisted being pulled out of the car. King George and his consort (the Queen Mother) took up pistol practice during World War Two.
The only person I heard about who died protecting his head of state was a policeman, Leslie Coffelt, on duty at Blair House in Washington DC. President Truman and his family resided there while the White House was gutted and rebuilt. A couple of Puerto Rician gunmen attempted to enter and there was a shootout.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Rather depends on the circumstances, the Queen dedicated a chapel to a former bodyguard (the chapel was built by his parents) but he was actually killed on active service at the close of WW2 by a roadside bomb.