A viral YouTube video that claims to show a naked man climbing out of a window of Buckingham Palace using a bed sheet is reportedly an elaborate hoax.
The video, which was uploaded on Friday by Anders Dahlberg, has had over six lakh views on the video-sharing website at the time of reporting. The 43-second video, showing a naked man climbing out of a window at Buckingham Palace, claims to have been taken by tourists outside the iconic palace, waiting for the Changing of the Guard.
The video shows a man, wearing only one socks climbing out of the Buckingham Palace window and then it shows him eventually losing his grip. The video is fast gaining traction on social media, with many falling for the hoax video.
The Telegraph report stated that Buckingham Palace has not commented on the video, while the Metropolitan Police has said that they have had no reports of the incident.
Jon Rosling, an independent film-maker debunking the video as a cleverly edited film, noted that the naked man appears to be fleeing from Prince Edward's suite.
Rosling listed out several discrepancies in the video highlighting the differences between the Palace shown in the video and the actual Buckingham Palace.
The fake video also shows a Corinthian decorations between every two windows, however, there is no such thing on the real Palace. Also Rosling claims that the windows of the building in the video have only two columns of glass, while real Palace windows have three.
In short, the general consensus is that the naked man climbing out of the Buckingham Palace window is an elaborate hoax and should not be taken seriously.
Twitter Reactions to the Naked Man at Buckingham Palace Video:
apparently a naked man was seen fleeing buckingham palace omfg
Before It's News @beforeitsnews
Who is the Naked Boy Escaping Buckingham Palace?
Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet
WTF is this? Naked man escapes from Buckingham Palace, falls to his death. Mail says it's a hoax but no one is sure.
Hrh Camilla Cornwall @HrhQueenCAMILLA
Who's this naked man climbing down from Buckingham Palace window, He isn't the window cleaner.
— Kubrick's Lens Cap (@jonrosling) February 28, 2015
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