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Household Cavalry to play ceremonial role

Published: Tuesday 2nd of December 2008

A historic part of the British Army will play an important role in the state opening of Parliament on Wednesday, one of the highlights of the parliamentary calendar.

This formal ceremony, which includes a speech by the Queen that outlines proposed policies on behalf of the incumbent government, features the presence of the Household Cavalry.

One of the most well-known branches of the armed forces, it will form an escort for Her Majesty and she travels from her London home at Buckingham Palace to nearby Westminster.

Perhaps the most famous members of the Cavalry are the Queen's grandsons, Princes Harry and William, who have served with the Blues and Royals regiment.

The fascinating story of this part of the military is explored at the Household Cavalry Museum in London, which offers an enlightening insight into this aspect of British history.

Visitors can receive free entry to the museum with their LondonPass, saving £6 for adults and £4 for children.

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