Monday, September 3, 2007

First Female Beefeater in Tower of London

Moira Cameron has become the first female beefeater or Yeomen Warder in the Tower of London. Dressed in a dark blue coat with red stitching and a matching top hat, she is the first woman since 1485 to have mastered the Ceremony of the Keys.

The first woman to join the ranks of the Beefeaters in more than 500 years has mastered the Ceremony of the Keys, the nightly locking-up ritual of the Tower of London guards.

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