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Cavalry prepares for the Royal Wedding in London

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Farrier Lance Corporal of Horse Chris McCabe fashions a horse shoe during a media event at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's Hyde Park barracks in London, Friday, April, 15. The mounted regiment will provide close the escort for the major members of the British Royal family during the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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A farrier fits a horse shoe in the forge as the Household Cavalry prepares for the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Hyde Park Barracks in central London, on April 15.

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Corporal of Horse Andy Radford prepares to mount his horse in the parade square at Hyde Park Barracks on April 15 in London, England. Members of the Household Cavalry gave a behind the scenes tour of many of the duties performed as part of their daily routine, including special preparation ahead of the forthcoming Royal Wedding. The Household Cavalry will perform several ceremonial duties during the summer, including the Royal Wedding on April 29, and the Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) in June.


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