London Ceremonial

Just started on a new series of drawings based on the Ceremonial uniforms found in London. I started at the Tower of London where the magnificent Yeoman Warders guard the Tower and give animated talks to visitors from all over the world. Their uniforms date back to Tudor times and remind me of the portraits of King Henry VIII.

The popular name for the Yeomen is ‘Beefeaters’ and a well known brand of Gin also bears the name and an image of the Yeoman guard in full cermonial uniform which is worn at State occassions.

I’m looking forward to seeing the state uniform soon as we have a State visit in London from 3rd to 5th June when The President of the USA is visiting. Should be interesting!

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