Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard

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Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, who served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1723 to 1725.

The Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard is a UK government post usually held by the Government Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords.[1] The present Captain is Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown, who was appointed to the position in the May ministry in July 2016.


15th century

16th century

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

Portrait Name
Term of office Party Ministry Ref.
Official portrait of Lord Davies of Oldham crop 2.jpg The Lord Davies of Oldham June
Labour Blair [2]
Official portrait of Lord Shutt of Greetland crop 2.jpg The Lord Shutt of Greetland May
Liberal Democrat Cameron–Clegg
Official portrait of Lord Newby crop 2.jpg The Lord Newby May
Liberal Democrat [4]
Official portrait of Lord Gardiner of Kimble crop 2.jpg The Lord Gardiner of Kimble May
Conservative Cameron II [5]
Official portrait of The Earl of Courtown crop 2.jpg The Earl of Courtown July
Incumbent Conservative May I [6]
May II


  • J. Haydn, The Book of Dignities
  • C. Cook and B. Keith, British Historical Facts 1830-1900
  • D. Butler and G. Butler, Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900-2000
  1. ^ Captains of the Yeoman of the Guard
  2. ^ "Lord Davies of Oldham". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Lord Shutt of Greetland". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Lord Newby". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Lord Gardiner of Kimble". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  6. ^ "The Earl of Courtown". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
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