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George, Duke of Cambridge George, Duke of Cambridge

Statue: George, Duke of Cambridge

Inscription

{On the west side of the plinth:}
Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, 1856 - 1895. born 1819, died 1904.
{On the east side of the plinth:}
Field Marshal, His Royal Highness, George, Duke of Cambridge, KG, GCB, etc.

We love that "etc." for his string of honours.

Site: George, Duke of Cambridge (1 memorial)

SW1, Whitehall

Dec 2011 our friends at Discovering London discovered a Horseguards Cavalry tradition that seems to be totally unknown except to those that enact it.  To quote from Discovering London: "either the Blues and Royals or the Life Guards (whichever is on guard on Christmas Eve) put a hay net on the horse and bed it down and on New Year’s Eve it gets taken down by the opposite guard."  What larks!  Pictures from 2013.  We'd forgotten all about this, until we happened to be passing by on Christmas day 2014, when we took our own hay-laden picture.  Can a horsey person explain what the red ties on the tail are all about? 

In November 2012 this statue was subjected to the indignity of a naked man sitting on the Duke's head.  BBC report and picture.

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George, Duke of Cambridge

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Field Marshal, HRH Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge

KG, KT, KP, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, KJStJ, ADC, Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, Col...

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George, Duke of Cambridge

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Adrian Jones

Born Ludlow. Served in the army in the First Boer War as a veterinary captain...

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