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|A very nice young man in the Blues.
Written by Rachel G
(10/28/2010 3:27 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Security for Matrimonial Comfort, penned by Robbin
The regiment merged with the Royal Dragoons in 1969 to become "The Blues and Royals"; together with the Life Guards they make up the Household Cavalry. The Blues were especially favoured by George III. The Duke of Wellington was appointed as their Colonel in 1813.
Their officers were exclusively drawn from the aristocracy and gentry and would have come from a moneyed background. In army terms this is socially about as good as it gets and very glamourous indeed. So JA is using "The Blues" as a shorthand for military glamour, wealth and social status. As Mary and many other people would see it, a humble country parson would be nothing by comparison.
Follow the links on the page I've linked below if you want more information about The Blues, The Blues and Royals and The Household Cavalry.
|The Royal Horse Guards - The Blues.|
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