Alex, Senior Communications Campaigns Manager, reflects on a decade serving Her Majesty as part of the Household Cavalry.
“For a glorious decade I was one of the soldiers fiercely proud of serving as part of the Sovereign’s mounted body-guard. In my last two years of service I commanded Her Majesty’s escort on four occasions and it was, hands down, one of the greatest honours of my life.”
“I will never forget riding on my beloved horse, George, into the inner courtyard at Buckingham Palace to pick up the royal carriage for the first time. Away from the cameras and crowds, I was party to the intimate moment when the Duke of Edinburgh helped the Queen into the carriage, and they shared a joke about getting tangled up in their spurs, swords and accoutrement of state.”
“I’m sure I speak for hundreds if not thousands of former cavalrymen when I say that it was an honour to have once been a member of the Queen’s Life Guard.”