People think King Charles' security officer has a gun disguised as an umbrella
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People reckon King Charles' security officer is a super next-level spy who has a gun 'disguised' as an umbrella. Watch him in action below:
Bizarrely it seems that the bodyguard has gone viral for...looking like a bodyguard.
As one would expect from social media, people's imaginations have run wild and many have compared him to Colin Firth's character, Harry Hart from Kingsman.
People are referring to his umbrella as a 'gunbrella' and TikTok are convinced he is a man from the secret service.
For context, Colin Firth's British super spy uses an umbrella as a gun in the Kingsman films, which might explain the slightly strange leap of logic.
This weapon contains a ballistic shield and the actual handle of the umbrella can be used as an improvised grappling-hook.
It's unconfirmed if King Charles' bodyguard's brolly also has all of these mod cons.
Speaking about King Charles' security officer, one person said: "That thing he's holding is a GUNbrella, not an umbrella."
"The silent assassin," another wrote, while someone else said: "I love him he needs to be the next James Bond ... such an amazing guy."
Commenting on his slick-beard, one person asked: "Does he give beard maintenance tips?"
"He’s so handsome! Complete gent," another added.
Well, over the years, when it comes to bodyguards, we've heard rumours that they use fake hands and arms in order to keep the likes of an FN-P90 rifle, which would fit comfortably under the coat at disposal - should the worst happen.
A TikToker named Jason has zoomed in on the hands of a couple of the King's supposed bodyguards and reckons that they aren't moving.
The still hands suggest that perhaps there could be a weapon hidden underneath their coat.
It's hard to tell for sure as people in the comments can't quite make their mind up as to what's going on.
One person commented: "Yes they have guns," while someone else said: "Lol why are people questioning it. It’s established that this happens."
A third thought: "Yes. That’s the king, of course his security have their hands on their guns."
Another added: "Jacket is un buttoned for quick draw."
"Open jacket means security. You can tell by his facial and eye movement," someone else agreed.
King Charles III ascended to the throne immediately on the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.
Charles said in a written statement: “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.
“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/kyletillerr
Topics: The Queen, King Charles III