Queen presents new standards to Household Cavalry

Queen Elizabeth II at Horse Guards Parade, London, as she presents the Household Cavalry with new standards. Credit: PA

The Queen has presented new standards to the prestigious Household Cavalry after inspecting troops in London- through a half open window of her state limousine.

The monarch was driven round Horse Guards Parade in the luxurious vehicle while she cast a watchful eye on troops from the Household Cavalry's Blues and Royals and Life Guards who were lined up facing each other.

Queen Elizabeth II drives past members of the Household Cavalry before she presents them with new standards at Horse Guards Parade, London. Credit: PA

In a speech the Queen said: "The special association between the sovereign and the Household Cavalry has continued unbroken for more than 350 years.

"It therefore gives me great pleasure, in the presence of the wider regimental family and friends, to present you with new Standards."

Among the members of the Royal Family present were Blues and Royals Captain Prince Harry (centre) and Duke of Kent (right). Credit: PA