Rugby Union - World Cup 2003 - England Celebrations
HRH Queen Elizabeth II poses with the triumphant England squad during a reception at Buckingham Palace for the World Cup winners: (back row, l-r) Jason Robinson, Julian White, Trevor Woodman, Steve Thompson, Mike Catt, Iain Balshaw, Dan Luger, Stuart Abbott, Andy Gomarsall, Josh Lewsey, Jason Leonard; (centre row, l-r) Mike Tindall, Ben Cohen, Joe Worsley, Martin Corry, Ben Kay, Danny Grewcock, Will Greenwood, Lewis Moody, Richard Hill, Mark Regan, Simon Shaw; (front row, l-r) Matt Dawson, Paul Grayson, Dorian West, Lawrence Dallaglio, Martin Johnson, Her Majesty, Clive Woodward, Jonny Wilkinson, Neil Back, Phil Vickery, Kyran Bracken
Politics - 250th Anniversary of the Prime Ministers office - Downing Street, London
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is joined by Queen Elizabeth II and five former PMs at 10 Downing Street, London, as she hosts a dinner celebrating the 250th anniversary of the residence becoming the London home of Prime Ministers. From left: James Callaghan, Lord Home, Margaret Thatcher, Lord Stockton, The Queen, Lord Wilson and Edward Heath.
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Yoeman of The Guard with The Queen
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh sit with the Yeomen of the Guard - probably the oldest military corps still active in the world - inside Buckingham Palace. * Dressed in Tudor uniforms - scarlet doublets, breeches, red stockings, white ruffs and black velvet hats - they form the Queen's ceremonial bodyguard, dating back to 1485. Although similarly attired, the Yeomen of the Guard are not the same as the Yeomen Warders at the Tower of London, whose duties are confined to guarding the Tower. These days, the Yeomen of the Guard are retired warrant officers or non-commissioned officers of the Regular Army, Royal Marines or Royal Air Force with a distinguished record and a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. With the Yeomen Warders, they are popularly known as "Beefeaters".