Queen 'favours health, safety concerns' to royal tradition of walking backwards

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London, August 10 (ANI): The royal tradition of servants and guests walking backwards when leaving a room after seeing the Queen has reportedly been deserted over health and safety concerns.

The practice was reportedly dropped for most Palace staff and all visitors over fears that it could lead to someone getting injured, and perhaps slapping Buckingham Palace with a lawsuit for damages.

"Allowing only two people in royal service to walk backwards was seen as a pragmatic solution to the health and safety issue," the Telegraph quoted a royal source as saying.

Now, only two visitors are, apparently, to continue walking backwards as they left the Monarch's presence since the Royal "does not want the tradition to die out entirely."

These are namely Charles Gray, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, and Wing Commander Andy Calame, the Queen's equerry. (ANI)

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