Presentation of Standards 28th May 2014: Three years ago, Her Majesty the Queen, presented the Household Cavalry with new Standards, at Horseguards Parade. This was followed by a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, attend by the serving members of the Household Cavalry, and the wider Regimental family and friends. Regimental Standards are the symbols of the spirit of the two Regiments, The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals. They bear the battle honours granted in commemoration of gallant deeds, performed by members of both Regiments from the time they were raised and are carried by the regiment when mounted on parade. The first ceremonial presentation of Standards to the Household Cavalry was made by King George V in 1927, and it is the practice for each of the two Regiments to receive one Sovereign and three Squadron (or Union) Standards every ten years.
The parade saw both roles of the Household Cavalry on display, with the horses of the Mounted Regiment alongside the vehicles of the Armoured Cavalry Regiment.