Three Coldstream Guards are being investigated by police after they were reportedly involved in a fight with the Queen's footmen.
The alleged altercation took place outside the Greenwood Sports Pub near Buckingham Palace and left two royal footmen requiring hospital treatment, the Daily Mail reports.
The Coldstream Guards, recognised by their red jackets and black bearskin hats, have a ceremonial role as protectors of Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.
Royal footmen perform a range of duties including serving meals and opening and closing doors.
A Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokeswoman confirmed three guardsmen were being investigated by the Metropolitan Police following an incident on Friday 24 July.
The altercation was said to have happened outside the bar on Victoria Street, about 800m from Buckingham Palace, as a group of royal footmen were attending leaving drinks.
A source told the Daily Mail that a "bit of banter" developed between the footmen and a group of about four soldiers outside the bar around 11.45pm.
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However, it escalated when a guardsman "grabbed hold" of one of the female footmen, resulting in a male colleague stepping in to stop him.
The source claimed: "All of a sudden it was a full-scale punch-up. And the soldiers were more used to fighting than the footmen are. They got quite badlyRead More – Source