The Queen herself showed up in 2008 to open this museum installed in the Whitehall stables, which are still in use. The Household Cavalry consists of the True Life guards and the Blues and Royals, the oldest and most senior regiments in the British Army. This is a living museum, and you can, for example, see troopers working with horses in their original stables from the 1700s. Founded in 1661, on orders of King Charles II, the cavalry guards Her Majesty on ceremonial occasions. Some of the men in the regiment are also deployed on active service in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the museum visitors can see regimental collections of arms and militaria.
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