Definition of Blues and Royals in English:

Blues and Royals

plural noun

British
  • A regiment of the Household Cavalry.

    • ‘Trooper Finney, of The Blues and Royals, is to be decorated with the George Cross.’
    • ‘The crowd rose to their feet and applauded as the procession made its way down the hill, lined on either side by members of the two divisions of the Household Cavalry, the Lifeguards and the Blues and Royals.’
    • ‘Gareth and Jason, both 21 years old and members of the Blues and Royals Regiment, signed up after leaving school in their native Haverfordwest.’
    • ‘The duke was a young officer in the Blues and Royals when he heard of his father's death.’
    • ‘The Household Calvary was formed in 1992 from the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.’
    • ‘I saw a route-lining Asian policeman do a complete double-take on noticing that the piccolo player in the Blues and Royals mounted band was black, glorious in seventeenth-century-style gold lace.’
    • ‘The Household Cavalrymen of the Blues and Royals were riding through the park on their way to the changing of the guard when the nail bomb cut through their ranks.’
    • ‘Members of the world famous Band of the Blues and Royals dropped into Warley to speak to Brentwood's Royal British Legion Youth Band during one of their practice sessions.’
    • ‘The circumstances in which the serviceman, from the Blues and Royals Household Cavalry Regiment, was killed were unclear.’

Origin

Formed from the amalgamation (1969) of the Royal Horse Guards (also known as the Blues) and the Royal Dragoons.