Guarding the Queen is an ITV documentary series about the Grenadier Guards as cameras are allowed behind-the-scenes at the Royal Palaces for the first time. The series reveals the enormous amount of training and work that goes into a royal ceremony and the cruel reality of war as the Grenadiers go off to Afghanistan and Iraq to fight for their country.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Guarding the Queen - Yeomen of the Guard - Netflix
The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard are a bodyguard of the British Monarch. The oldest British military corps still in existence, it was created by King Henry VII in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth. As a token of this venerability, the Yeomen still wear red and gold uniforms of Tudor style. There are 60 Yeomen of the Guard (plus six officers), drawn from retired members of the British Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force, but traditionally not the Royal Navy. This ban on Royal Navy Personnel was lifted in 2011 and two sailors joined the ranks of the Yeomen of the Guard. However, the role of the Captain of the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is a political appointment — the captain is always the government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords.
Guarding the Queen - Battle honours - Netflix
Field of Stoke, 1487 Boulogne, 1492 Blackheath, 1497 Tournai 1513 Boulogne, 1544 Boyne, 1690 Dettingen, 1743 Honours in bold are displayed on the corps' standard.
Guarding the Queen - References - Netflix