Charles II created the cavalry after England’s brutal Civil Wars to act as a bodyguard for the royal family. This bodyguard was comprised of 500 “private gentlemen” who all paid for the privilege of guarding the king. Now, the men and women who make up the Household Cavalry, who no longer have to pay for the honor, continue the tradition that began over 300 years ago of serving the monarch.
The living museum is compact but extremely interesting and informative. Anyone interested in the royal family would enjoy the museum. Check out some of the pictures I took during my visit below.