Yeomen of the Guard Law and Legal Definition
Yeomen of the guard are a body of men with a minimum height of six feet. They are best rank men under the gentry. Yeomen of the guard have a purely ceremonial role. Their duty includes to ensure king’s safety on journeys at home or abroad and on battlefield, to guard the entrances, taste the king’s food, accompany the Sovereign at the annual Royal Maundy Service, investitures and summer garden parties at Buckingham Palace and search the cellars of the Palace of Westminster. Though Yeomen of the guard and yeomen warders of the Tower of London (beefeaters) appear to be same in costume, both of them are different. Yeomen of the guard are also called as Yeomen of the guard of the royal household.