ROYAL WEDDING HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY

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STORY: ROYAL WEDDING HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY DATELINE: APRIL 23, 2011 LENGTH: 0:03:11 LOCATION: LONDON INTRO: Like all weddings there will be some ceremony attached to the occasion at the end of this month when the two tie the knot at Westminster Abbey. But unlike most weddings, part of the ceremony will involve soldiers, and some of those special troops were put through their paces in London's Hyde Park to see if they were up to the task. LIFESTYLES has a closer look. PKG: The cavalry troops turned out in their colorful full ceremonial uniforms, complete with highly polished boots and the kind of armor and helmets worn by their predecessors more than 100 years ago when they went into battle. The official name of the cavalry is The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment(HCMR) and it has been separate to two Squadrons- Life Guards and Blues & Royals. They provide the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards in Whitehall and also service for the State Ceremonial function such as Queen's Birthday Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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