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Dressed in their iconic red coats and bearskin hats, the Queen’s Guard exemplify classic British pomp and no visit to London would be complete without witnessing this world-famous ceremony. The Changing of the Guard is a centuries-old tradition steeped in custom and is led by experienced, front-line soldiers.
For more than a millennium, the British royal family has captured the imagination of countless people, British and otherwise. However, there is another group of people that spend a lot of time at Buckingham Palace; and, while far less famous, they are, in my opinion, just as intriguing. Notoriously silent and stoic, the Queen’s Guard raise a lot of questions:
Who are they? How did they land the job? Just how heavy