Definition of Blues and Royals in English:

Blues and Royals

plural noun

  • A regiment of the Household Cavalry.

    • ‘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 duke was a young officer in the Blues and Royals when he heard of his father's death.’
    • ‘Trooper Finney, of The Blues and Royals, is to be decorated with the George Cross.’
    • ‘The circumstances in which the serviceman, from the Blues and Royals Household Cavalry Regiment, was killed were unclear.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Gareth and Jason, both 21 years old and members of the Blues and Royals Regiment, signed up after leaving school in their native Haverfordwest.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘The Household Calvary was formed in 1992 from the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.’


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