The Queen presents the Household Cavalry with new standards.
;The Queen has presented new standards to the Household Cavalry after
inspecting troops – from her state limousine.' - The Telegraph reports
A close up reveals the countries that are connected under the crowns, including Iraq. The wars based on lies were for a reason.... Imperial purple is shown here and gold crowns with ermine.
'St Edward's Crown is one of the oldest of British Crown Jewels and is considered the principal piece of the Regalia being the coronation crown traditionally used in the coronation of first English, then British, monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II who now reigns as the monarch of 16 independent Commonwealth real'
The Queen wearing a light powder blue with a lace design. (the Royal Powder Corporation exists and so not sure if in any way connected) Light blue is also one of the colours in Wedgewood china/ Royal wedgewood fine chinaware and tableware. every little detail has a purpose As it happens Wedgewood is connected with Minerva and so there is a far bigger picture presented beyond.
To quote the article and the Queen's speech:
"The special association between the
sovereign and the Household Cavalry has continued unbroken for more than 350
"It therefore gives me great pleasure, in the presence of the wider
regimental family and friends, to present you with new Standards.
"Since I last presented standards in 2003, the Household Cavalry
Regiment, in its Armoured Reconnaissance role, has been at the very
forefront of operations, and especially so in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"It has been a demanding and difficult period for all ranks, a time of
sacrifice and separation.
"These burdens have fallen especially heavily upon the Household
Cavalry's families, who have given so much support; on this occasion, Prince
Philip and I wish to express our praise and admiration for your
"Similarly, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment has been heavily
engaged in ceremonial activity in London and Windsor.
"I have received so many complementary remarks from visiting Heads of
State, who have witnessed the excellence of your turnout and horsemanship at
"A generation of soldiers has now served within the single Regiment
while successfully maintaining the traditions and separate identities of the
Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.
"The values and ethos of the Household Cavalry as a whole are embedded
within the fabric of these Standards which are emblazoned with the hard-won
honours of the past."
The Queen also identfied that she presented standards in her 50th Jubilee Year and this would have surely been significant, given that Jubilee Law is applicable.