The Queen was nearly shot by a former guardsman when she went for a late night walk in the palace grounds.

An unnamed soldier has revealed how he pulled the trigger when he spotted an unknown figure i the garden of Buckingham Palace at 3AM.

UK newspaper The Times has reported ‘’ “Thinking that he had come across an intruder, he shouted: ‘Who’s that?’ To his surprise it was the Queen.

“‘Bloody hell, Your Majesty, I nearly shot you’, he blurted out.”

The Queen apparently loves to go for a walk when she cannot sleep and responded “That’s quite all right. Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me.”

Buckingham Palace declined to comment to the newspaper.

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