yeoman of the guard

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yeoman of the guard

n. pl. yeomen of the guard
A member of a ceremonial guard attending the British sovereign and royal family and also guarding the Tower of London.

yeoman of the guard

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) 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

yeo′man of the guard′

a member of the bodyguard of the English sovereign, instituted 1485: now having purely ceremonial duties.
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Noun1.yeoman of the guard - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarchyeoman of the guard - officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
bodyguard, escort - someone who escorts and protects a prominent person

Yeoman of the Guard

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The Yeoman of the Guard and the early Tudors; the formation of a royal bodyguard.
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1952 The Gondoliers 1953 Mikado 1954 The Yoeman of the Guard and Patience 1955 Pirates of Penzance 1956 Iolanthe 1957 Ruddigore 1958 Mikado 1959 The Gondoliers 1960 The Yeoman of the Guard 1961 Trial by Jury and Pirates of Penzance 1962 Princess Ida 1963 Iolanthe 1964 Ruddigore 1965 HMS.
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Enderby, formerly lieutenant of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard, has been appointed LVO in the Royal Victorian Order, a dynastic order of knighthood and a house order of chivalry recognising distinguished personal service to the order's sovereign.
Also on duty were members of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard, in their striped uniforms, and the Lord Chamberlain.
The Queen and the Yeoman of the Guard Medieval at the traditional Royal Maundy service in Guild-ford Cathedral in Surrey.
Parly for the course: The Yeoman of The Guard start the traditional ceremonial search of the Houses of Parliament, part of the annual farce of the state opening; Crown rules: The Queen must don full formal regalia to read her speech in the House of Lords
The boy was rugby-tackled by 56-year-old Yeoman of the Guard Raymond Duffy.
Guests cheered as a Yeoman of the Guard in ceremonial dress rugby tackled the 17-year-old, pulling him to the floor as he approached the royal tea tent.
My husband was given it on the day as he was a Yeoman of the Guard.