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History is made as new Constable is instaleld at The Tower

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:59 05 October 2010

A CENTURIES-OLD ceremony is re-enacted at The Tower of London on Wednesday when a new Constable is installed in front of 600 guests. Former head of the Army General Sir Richard Dannatt will become the 159th Constable of The Tower in the 30 minute ceremon

A CENTURIES-OLD ceremony is re-enacted at The Tower of London on Wednesday when a new Constable is installed in front of 600 guests.

Former head of the Army General Sir Richard Dannatt will become the 159th Constable of The Tower in the 30 minute ceremony on Tower Green.

It is the most senior job at the historic palace and the ceremony ends with the Lord Chamberlain on behalf of The Queen handing General Dannatt

the gold master-keys of the Tower to symbolise the Constable's responsibility for the palace.

The ceremony promises to be a spectacle with the Tower's Yeoman Warders known as Beefeaters in their stunning scarlet and gold State Dress.

Tower Hamlets residents have contributed old keys for an art display to mark the event.

It will be broadcast live between 6.30pm and 7.30pm via www.constablesinstallation.org.uk.


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