Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Man With Down Syndrome Visits Brother Guarding The Queen At Windsor Castle.

A Royal Visit

A Royal Visit

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Sam was very happy and excited when he learned that he would be able to visit his brother Jack at Windsor Castle. It had been quite a while since he’d seen his brother. So, he was looking forward to seeing Jack as a royal soldier. All he had to do now was pack his bags and head out to Windsor. But he didn’t realize that things would turn out very differently when he visited his brother at work.

A Tour Of The Grounds

A Tour Of The Grounds

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Sam was greeted by Coldstream Guards Sgt. Baggot-Moore and Lt. Bragger. They made sure that he got a lovely tour of Windsor Castle before taking him to see Jack. Along the way, Sam learned all kinds fun facts about the castle’s history. Then Sam asked, “In here, is there any fighting battles?” Sgt. Baggot-Moore smiled and replied, “At the moment, I hope not.” Then Lt. Bragger added, “No fighting battles here, just looking very smart.” But then, the Sgt., and Lt., dropped a bombshell on Sam, and it totally blew him away.

No Response

No Response

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Lt. Bragger told Sam, “When you speak to your brother. He won’t speak back to you. He’ll stand very very still.” Unfortunately, this was a rule that the soldiers of the Queen’s Guard had to obey. While they’re on duty, the guards’ facial expressions must remain neutral, and they can’t move. Sam was stunned. He came here to talk to his brother and now that didn’t seem possible. Fortunately, Lt. Bragger had a contingency plan.

There He Is

There He Is

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Lt. Bragger told Sam, “When he comes off and finishes his work today, you can have a chat with him and a cup of tea.” As they finally walked up to Jack, Sam felt a sense of relief. “This is the first time I’m seeing him in action,” explained Sam. Lt. Bragger pointed Sam to a soldier with a bearskin hat, a long coat, and a rifle. The man was standing by a wall, motionless. “That is your brother,” said Lt. Bragger. While Jack couldn’t talk, he did acknowledge Sam.

I’ll Stand By You

I’ll Stand By You

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Sam knew that he could approach his brother when he saw Jack stomp his foot. But Lt. Bragger reminded him that wouldn’t be able to talk to him. However, he could stand next to him and take a photo with his brother, which he did. While Jack remained stoic, Sam smiled proudly. But after the photo, Jack did something that stunned Sam.

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