A mounted soldier from the Blues and Royals regiment which forms part of the British Household Cavalry

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A mounted soldier from the Blues and Royals regiment which forms part of the British Household Cavalry
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The mounted guardsman is returning to barracks after the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Horse Guards Parade Ground, London, England. The Household Cavalry of the British Army is made up of 2 regiments. The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals. These are the senior regiments of the Briish Army and form the Household Division with the Life Guards being the most senior regiment. The Life Guards were formed at the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 when King Charles ll was restored to the throne. Red tunic, white helmet plume. The Blues and Royals were formly the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) and the 1st Dragoons (The Royals)before they merged in 1969. Blue tunic, red helmet plume. The Colonel in Chief is Her Majesty The Queen and the Colonel is HRH The Princess Royal. HRH The Prince Harry of Wales joined the regiment as a cornet in 2006.
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