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Little and large cop duo stand guard outside Queen's hospital

Britain's tallest policeman, 7 feet 2 inch Anthony Wallyn, was among the officers standing guard outside the London hospital where Queen Elizabeth was admitted for treatment over the weekend, ITV News reports.

To the delight of photographers gathered outside King Edward VII Hospital, he was partnered by the smallest officer in the Metropolitan Police's Westminster Borough Support Unit, PC Tony Thich, who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall.

The pair, known in the force as Big Tone and Little Tone, ensured unwelcome visitors both large and small were kept away from the monarch, who has been hospitalized by a stomach bug.

ITV News is the U.K. partner of NBC News