Monday, September 03, 2007

the first female beefeater at the tower

Yeoman Warder Moira Cameron, the first female Beefeater.

reuters reports:

"Moira Cameron started duties as a Yeoman Warder after beating five men to secure the coveted position. She wore the traditional dress of a scarlet and gold tunic, white ruff, red stockings and black patent leather shoes. Her duties include guarding the crown jewels, participating in the Ceremony of the Keys and giving visitors guided tours."

the full story is here

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