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03/04/2013 05:24 EST

Anthony Wallyn, Britain's Tallest Police Officer, And Tony Thich Guarded Queen's Hospital (PHOTO)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03:  Police stand guard outside the King Edward VII Hospital where Queen Elizabeth II has been admitted after suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis on March 3, 2013 in London, England. The 86-year-old monarch is expected to remain in hospital for two days and has cancelled or postponed all official engagements this week, including her trip to Rome.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Police stand guard outside the King Edward VII Hospital where Queen Elizabeth II has been admitted after suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis on March 3, 2013 in London, England. The 86-year-old monarch is expected to remain in hospital for two days and has cancelled or postponed all official engagements this week, including her trip to Rome. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

While Queen Elizabeth II received treatment for a stomach bug, a couple of officers guarding her hospital were making headlines as well.

Police officers Anthony Wallyn and Tony Thich, aka Big Tone and Little Tone, stood outside London’s King Edward VII Hospital, giving photographers something to discuss — and shoot — while they waited for news of the Queen's health.

Wallyn, the country’s tallest policeman, measures 7”2 in height – a far cry from Tony Thich, who is 5”6, according to the Guardian. Thich is the smallest officer in the Metropolitan Police's Westminster Borough Support Unit.

'Big Tower,' as Wallyn is also called, is so tall he requires a specially-made uniform and wears size 17 shoes. In short, you don't want to mess with him.

The Queen left the hospital Monday, a day earlier than previously anticipated. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Her Majesty — who is 5"4 — got a chance to pose for a picture with the officers.

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