yeoman of the guard


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yeoman of the guard

a member of the bodyguard (Yeomen of the Guard) of the English monarch. This unit was founded in 1485 and now retains ceremonial functions only
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Appointed in 1864 he is the only Yeoman of the Guard known to be entitled to the China Medal for 1842.
Guests cheered as a Yeoman of the Guard in ceremonial dress tackled the 17-year-old, pulling him to the ground as he approached the Royal tea tent.
"There are quite a lot of theatres as well, including the Adelphi, which is the venue for Chicago, the Savoy Theatre, where we're playing Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeoman Of The Guard because of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, and another one where they used to play the Mousetrap, I think.
Cyclist Laura Trott with members of the Yeoman of the Guard, after receiving her OBE
Mr Ludlow, who showed off his sense of humour in a commercial for Fiat (which can be viewed on YouTube), joined the oldest opera company Carl Rosa Opera in 2000, taking part in national tours of Iolanthe and Yeoman of the Guard.
There is a second performance of Iolanthe tonight and the Carl Rosa company is at the Theatre Royal for the rest of the week performing Yeoman Of The Guard (November 8 and 9) and Patience (November 10).
St Andrew's Operatic society presents The Yeoman of the Guard at the Priestman Hall in Talbot road on Saturday at 7.15pm.
"Then a third Yeoman of the Guard floored him with a rugby tackle of which England's Jonny Wilkinson would have been proud and he was escorted away by the police.
Ray Duffy, a former pupil of Llanishen High School in Cardiff, is one of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard and will join other members of the world's oldest Royal Body Guard in the 'Watches of the Vigil'.
Yeoman of the Guard watch a helicopter fly past before the State Opening of Parliament yesterday
Dennis Williams was awarded the Royal Victoria Medal after 20 years service in the Queen's Bodyguard, the Yeoman of the Guard.
Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she walks past Yeoman of the Guard, after attending the Maundy service, at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford