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Oswald Henry Ames, “The Tallest Man in the Army”

The sword of Oswald Henry Ames, known as ‘the tallest man in the British Army’. Born in 1862, he entered the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment in 1881 and in 1884 transferred to the 5th Dragoons and then the 2nd Life Guards. He became Captain in 1892, Major in 1902, and retired and transferred to the reserve in 1906.He commanded the reserve regiment of the 2nd Life Guards as Lieutenant-Colonel from 1914 - 1916, and died in 1927 aged 65. 'Ozzie’, as he was known, was remembered not only for his height of 6 foot 8 ¾ [inches], but also for leading the Queen’s procession to St Paul’s Cathedral for the Diamond Jubilee service in 1897.


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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of her coronation

“The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.”


Kate elected to repeat the beautiful lace Alexander McQueen dress she first wore for The Queen’s Jubilee Service in 2012. The knee length sheath showcased lace atop a white base and it features long sleeves, a boat neck and satin ribbon at the waist (today Kate wore it without the ribbon). It’s a bespoke piece, not bearing any major similarities to anything the brand has produced in recent years. One expects it was a garment created in collaboration between Kate and Sarah Burton.