The oldest British military corps still in existence, the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard are a bodyguard of the British Monarch. King Henry VII who died 500 years ago today, created the Yeoman of the Guard in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field. As a token of the Guard's venerability, the Yeomen still wear red and gold uniforms of Tudor style.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh sit for an official photograph at the Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Founder of The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard in Westminster Abbey. The Queen laid a posy of red and white roses near the tomb of Henry VII in the Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, 28 April 2009. © Westminster Abbey