For the first time in 180 years a guardsmen at Buckingham Palace was allowed not to wear the traditional bearskin. Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, is a Sikh and his religion requires him to wear a turban at all times; but during the Changing of the Guard on Tuesday, the former builder was the only one not wearing the bearskin. It was the first time a Guardsman was allowed to guard the Queen without the traditional hat. Bhullar told The Daily Mail: “Conducting public duties while being a practising Sikh and wearing my turban is a great honour for me.” Sikhs have guarded the Queen in the past but were never given permission to do it with their turban on.
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