Footage emerges of moment photographer is barged into by Queen's Guards as he stands in their way

Video footage of the incident has been viewed more than a million times since it was posted online

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Footage has emerged of the moment a photographer was barged into by the Queen's Guard as he stood in their way while they were on the march.

With their distinctive red coats and black hats, the troops made little effort to avoid the man as he stood with his back to them, apparently oblivious to their approach.

Video footage of the moment has now been posted online, where it has been viewed more than a million times in two days.

The footage begins with the man ambling along with what appears to be a number of tourists on a path outside a pair of large gates.

But while the road quickly clears around him, a woman's voice can be heard warning: "The guards are coming down, Derek. Mind! Mind!"

The man however then begins chatting to a lady in a pink coat, the pair of them seemingly oblivious to the fact that the guards are now marching down right on top of them.

One of the guards then barges into the back of the man as he continues to march without deviating.

As the man and the woman are pushed out of the way, one of the soldiers can be heard to shout "make way".

Shortly after the incident a woman's voice can be heard to say "stupid man" – although it is not clear whether she is talking about the man with the camera.

The footage was uploaded to YouTube on June 15 and has been viewed more than 1.1million times already.

On Saturday, the Trooping the Colour parade took place in London as part of the Queen's official birthday celebration.

The annual ceremony took place on Horse Guards Parade, next to St James's Park, as part of a tradition which stretches back centuries.

The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard are charged with guarding the official royal residences.

Each day troops take part in the Changing of the Guard, whereby the soldiers on duty at the time exchange with a new troop of soldiers.