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Queen Guards....they are named according to what part of the castle they protect(such as foot, queen ,etc.)

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The name of their ceremonial hats is a bearskin.

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Today it is tradition and only ceremonial.

In the past tall hats were worn to make the wearer look taller, larger and more formidable in battle.

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Why do the English royal guards have those massive hats on their head?

The bearskin caps of the Grenadier Guards (No, they are Not Busbies) are worn in commemoration of the defeat of the French Grenadier de la Garde Imperiale at Waterloo. 1815. They are worn to emphasise height. & of course the Guards are not solely English ! Grenadier & Coldstream are, but the Scots Irish & Welsh all have Guards too and their tunics are buttoned in Regimental order ! 1 for Grenadiers, 2s for Coldstream ,3s for Scots, 4s for Irish & 5s for Welsh Guards.

What is the number of different styles of hats worn by Chinese emperors?

There were countless types and styles of hats worn by Chinese emperors, including helmets, coronets, and of course, the royal crown.

What is the history behind the bear skin hats?

The bearskin cap was awarded to the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards for their participation at the Battle of Waterloo (1815), where they also attained name of the Grenadier Guards; to which they still hold it to this day. Ever since then, the bearskin cap has been awarded to the subsequent Guards regiments of the Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards as a mark of their elite status and as regiments of Her Majesty's Foot Guards. Bearskin caps have always been made from the pelt of a black or a brown bear, the latter being the case for an officer's bearskin cap. Because of the cost to produce a single bearskin, it is only awarded to the most elite of regiments. It adds apparent height and stature to a soldier, with height being a desirable attribute in European armies of the 18th and 19th centuries. The bearskin cap was also a functional piece of headgear. Since the fur came down past the eyes, it broke the silhouette of the soldier head and lancers who were trained to hit the head, would hit the bearskin cap instead. The curb chain, or 'chin strap', which some may wonder why is worn on the chin instead of under it, is so that it can protect face against Sabre slashes.

What did Victorian hats look like?

A Victorian hat was often adorned with flowers and delicate lace.

What tools were used by a hatter?

Did you know that most colonial hats were made from beaver skin? They also made hats from wool, cotton, and straw. Hatters made hats for men. There were other tradesmen who made ladies hats. Nearly everyone wore some sort of head covering. Ladies bonnets, hoods, and caps were not hats because had no brim. Men's hats were worn to keep heads warm and also to be fashionable.In order to be a Colonial hatter you had to know how to make glue, be patient, good with your hands, know about animal fur, and how to make different hats.Some tools they used were:Napping comb - tool used to raise the nap on a new hatBrim tolliker - wooden tool used to smooth the brimBatt - flat oval shape of fur used to make one hatBow-pin - tool used to shape the bowBasket - wooden tool used when pressing wet cloth onto the battRunner-down stick - stick used to work the string down the hat body to make the crown when it was on the blackBlock - wooden mold used to shape the crownBottom board - flat board the hat brim was formed onThere were many different kinds of hats. You might be familiar with the knitted cap, the pilgrim hat, or the upturned-brim tricorne.Hatters were one of the earliest tradesmen to take business away from the British merchants because beaver skins were so each to get in the colonies.

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What are the tall black hats worn by the guards at Buckingham palace called?


Why do beefeaters wear the big black hats?

They do not, this sounds like confusion between the bearskin hats worn by Buckingham Palace's ceremonial guards. The hats worn by the Yeomen Wardens, aka 'Beefeaters', are small.

Name of the hats of the buckingham palace army?

The soldiers who stand guard outside Buckingham Palace are all members of various regiments of the British Army and the hats that they wear will depend on the regiment that they belong to. If you are thinking about the tall black hats that some of them wear, they are often incorrectly called 'busbys' but should properly be called bearskins. They were originally made of bear's skins but are now made from a synthetic material.

How many busby hats can be made from a bear?

None. Busby's are made from astrakhan lambs wool, you are thinking of the bearskin hat worn by guards at Buckingham palace. I know these are made from bearskin from bears routinely culled In Canada's national parks by rangers.

In England what are the men with the tall hats called?

The hats of the Queens Guards are tall and furry,they are called Busby's

What is the correct name for the Queens Guards bear skin hats?

They are called busbies.

Are the guards at Buckingham Palace Swiss?

Britain's Household CavalryNot necessarily. Perhaps you are confusing the Household Cavalry with the ceremonial troops that guard the Pope and the Vatican.The guards at Buckingham Palace may come from other countries such as the Netherlands but for the most part they are British subjects or come from a Commonwealth country. There recently was a good documentary on PBS done in Britain on the suject of the two main divisions - the Lifeguards and the Blues and Royals. Here is a link to the Household Cavalry's website: Pope's guards at the Vatican are Swiss. The Palace Guards in Britain include both infantry and mounted soldiers.The Infantry units are 5 regiments that have the special designation "Guards Regiments". During the Napoleonic Wars, the first 5 regiments were known as "Foot Guards" and were numbered 1 thru 5.Now the 5 regiments are: Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards, & Welsh Guards. These regiments stand guard at the various palaces of the royal family, but they also each send a battalion to serve in the wars.While on guard duty, they wear a bright red tunic with buttons arranged in different patterns to distinguish each regiment. Also, the plume on the bearskin hats have different colors for each regiment.The Household cavalry includes 2 regiments, one wearing blue tunic and one a red.During special royal events, such as weddings, you will see the Palace Guards on display and marching through the streets.The other "guard" unit that you may see are the Beefeaters, who are dressed in an older style uniform that dates back to the 15th Century. The Beefeaters real title is Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, (where you will normally see them) . - They must all be retired senior NCO's of the British armed forces.

What did the British palaces guards wear?

Red jackets and BEAR Skin hats.

What are the guards in the Tower of London called?

Their correct title is Yeoman Warders, but they are often called "Beefeaters".In full, they are "Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary"

Is it legal for Americans to bother or play with those English guards that wear the red coats and bearskin hats?

It is legal, so long as they do not touch them or try to remove their silly hats.

What are the hats n-dubz called?

Dappy hats but their real name is peruvian hats

What is a witch's hat called?

Originally called "steeple-crowned hats," witches' hats are currently just called "pointy hats."