A series of regular blog posts displaying images from “British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century”; a set of trade cards issued by Badshah Tea Co. of London in 1963.
#12: The Royal Horse Guards
“The Royal Horse Guards or “Blues” were raised at the same time as the Life Guards but did not become part of the Household Cavalry until 1827. This is a uniform of a trooper of the Horse Guards in 1818.”
Sites of interest about the Royal Horse Guards:
National Army Museum page on the Royal Horse Guards.
My own Waterloo-era Horse Guards figures (in uniforms worn just prior to this one).
The Household Cavalry Museum in Horse Guards, Whitehall, London.
Excellent short historical overview of the regiment on the British Empire site.