How terrifying for Queen Elizabeth II. The 90-year-old was once nearly shot by her own guard, as The Times of London reported.
The reason? He mistook her for a late-night intruder in Buckingham Palace.
When Queen Elizabeth struggles with getting to sleep, she'll sometimes head outside for a late-night walk. This particular time, she happened to be out and about at 3 a.m. And all the guard could see was a "figure in the darkness."
Luckily, the patrolman called out to see who it was--and her Majesty made herself known quickly.
"Bloody hell, Your Majesty, I nearly shot you," the guard reportedly said after realizing his HUGE mistake.
"That’s quite all right," she said in response. "Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me."
The Times did not specify when this incident took place. But whenever it did, we're so glad she's alright!