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500N
2nd Apr 2014, 02:56
Not sure this is the correct place but Why does the Queen's stud Groom wear medals when horse riding.

In some photos in the DM today he is wearing them
The Queen still doing what she loves best in her 88th year | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2594656/Ones-little-pony-Queen-doing-loves-best-88th-year.html)

and then in another photo on another web site, he is wearing the full medals.
BHS Scotland - Home (http://www.bhsscotland.org.uk/)

Just curious as I don't know of any link to protocols for this.

Anyone know anything ?

Um... lifting...
2nd Apr 2014, 03:12
That's what I get when reading too fast...

"Why does the Queen's stud wear medals when riding"

The article headline did nothing to dissuade that.

Frankly, I thought you were talking about Phil, and I wondered how on earth anyone knew.

sitigeltfel
2nd Apr 2014, 05:51
I presume the ribbons are worn as part of his uniform as a Royal servant, other staff in the palaces wear them on their working dress. The second clip where he has the gongs is while attending a official event as a representative of the Queen.

500N
2nd Apr 2014, 06:03
siti

Thank you, I think you have hit the nail on the head.

Remembering back to the "James Bond" film, the butler was wearing his then as well
so it must be part of the uniform for the Royal Household.

tony draper
2nd Apr 2014, 06:07
What's the point of having medals if you dont wear em?
Got all mine on ebay,much safer that way.
Anyway horse riding kit is formal,you dont expect a Englishman on a horse to go about clad like some feckin Texas cow hand do you.
:rolleyes:

500N
2nd Apr 2014, 06:11
"What's the point of having medals if you dont wear em?"

I never picked my one and only "X years of undetected crime" up :rolleyes:

alisoncc
2nd Apr 2014, 06:43
Actually they are not his medals that he is wearing. They belong to the horse, but as horses rarely dress for formal occasions, the rider is permitted to wear them in lieu.

acbus1
2nd Apr 2014, 07:07
Which is the Queen in the first photo?

...anyway, to answer the question, maybe the stud chappie has engaged in breeding practices beyond the normal call of duty.

Hobo
2nd Apr 2014, 10:33
And neither of them wearing safety helmets....

Lightning Mate
2nd Apr 2014, 10:41
Two fingers to elfin safety.

500N
2nd Apr 2014, 10:46
The Queen has never worn a hard hat for riding.

As you say, Two fingers to elfin safety !

funfly
2nd Apr 2014, 10:57
You want to see the medals that Charlie wears - he must have been very brave when he was in the military……

…..he was in the military wasn't he?

awblain
2nd Apr 2014, 11:26
For all their charms, it's not immediately clear that a fall from height onto their heads would do as much harm to the Windsors as it would to the members of a more typical family.

racedo
2nd Apr 2014, 11:27
You want to see the medals that Charlie wears - he must have been very brave when he was in the military……

…..he was in the military wasn't he?

Not sure what the connection is between Charlie and horses.....:E

funfly
2nd Apr 2014, 11:38
Marriage?







:=

OFSO
2nd Apr 2014, 12:12
Why does the Duke of Edinburgh wear red-and-white braces ?

awblain
2nd Apr 2014, 12:14
I don't know!…. Why does the duke of edinburgh wear red and white braces?

OFSO
2nd Apr 2014, 12:17
To keep his trousers up !

Alternative version for transatlantic use:

Why does the Duke of Edinburgh wear red-and-white suspenders ?

To keep his pants up !

acbus1
2nd Apr 2014, 12:24
So why does he use red and white condoms, then?


(I'll ignore the omission of blue).
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500N
2nd Apr 2014, 12:29
He's Patriotic :O

acbus1
2nd Apr 2014, 12:29
By the way, when the Queen goes to the loo, is that a Royal flush?

awblain
2nd Apr 2014, 12:52
Red and white condoms for Phil?
That's odd - the Greek flag is white and blue.

And does the queen really need a stud groom?
Can't she choose studs who are capable of self-grooming?

fitliker
2nd Apr 2014, 12:58
A BBC reporter was on a tour of the London sewers with one of the old sewage workers on his last week of working in the sewers. He had been underground man and boy and this was his last week . He knew everything about the underground pipes.
As they walked through he would comment about all the discharges into the main pipes. He would point and say that is a No.2 from No.10,if we hurry we can see the morning glory from Buck House. The BBC reporter found this human interest story all quite amusing, but challenged him in a state of disbelieve when old Fred said that the No.2 coming belonged to his wife. The reporter barked How could you possibly know that ?
Well said Fred "Its got my lunch tied to it "

acbus1
2nd Apr 2014, 13:09
That's odd - the Greek flag is white and blue.
Ah! So that's what he uses the blue and white ones for.