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Ceremonial

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) carry out mounted ceremonial duties and some unmounted duties on State and Royal occasions. It is their unique privilege to meet the requirement to carry out these duties which include the provision of a Sovereign's Escort most commonly seen at the Queen's Birthday Parade in June each year.

Other occasions include Sovereign's Escorts for Her Majesty The Queen during State Visits by visiting Heads of State, and as required by Her Majesty anywhere in the Kingdom.

They maintain a world-famous tradition dating back to 1660.


Ceremonial event

Formed in 1660 by King Charles II, the Life Guards are the oldest regiment in the British Army.

Consisting of the Royal Horse Guards (Blues) and the 1st (Royal) Dragoons both formed in 1661.

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