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Pelisse, 3rd Zieten Hussars, worn by The Duke of Connaught, 1900s

Pelisse, 3rd Zieten Hussars, worn by The Duke of Connaught, 1900s
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A uniform fit for a prince

Flamboyant hussar uniforms belonging to Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, demonstrate the close dynastic links between European monarchies and the tradition of foreign royals serving as honorary heads of military units.

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Battle of Prestonpans, 1745

Jacobite Risings

The Jacobites, supporters of King James II and his descendants, sought to restore the House of Stuart to the British throne. In 1715, 1719 and 1745 they tried to overthrow the ruling Hanoverian Royal Family.

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Lord John Hopetoun, Royal Company of Archers, in 1822

The Royal Company of Archers

Born in the 17th century, this organisation fell under government suspicion and was suspected as being subversive. Despite this, it later evolved into a Royal Bodyguard.

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Princess Elizabeth fixing an engine, 1945

The Sovereign's soldiers

Whether participating in ceremonial events, visiting troops, operating as regimental figureheads or on active service themselves, the Royal Family provides a constant and visible link between the Sovereign and her soldiers.

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