Name: England #24040

Maker: Madame Alexander

Size: 8”

Medium: Hard Plastic

Date: 1997

Description: The Queen's Body Guard, known as the Yeomen of the Guard, are a bodyguard of the British Monarch. There are 73 Yeomen of the Guard, all of whom are former officers and sergeants of the British Services. It is the oldest of the Royal bodyguards and the oldest military corps in existence in Britain. Yeomen of the Guards are also often called Beefeaters.

The Yeomen of the Guard have a purely ceremonial role. They accompany the Sovereign at the annual Royal Maundy Service, investitures and summer Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace, and so on. Their most famous duty is to 'ceremonially' search the cellars of the Palace of Westminster prior to the State Opening of Parliament, a tradition that dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament.

Chosen to represent England in Madame Alexander's International Collection in 1997. Quite adorable. A perfect addition to a Coronation set.

body: Alexander
clothing: England

Condition: MIB old style blue box


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