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Meerkats love dressing up so the meercat here is dressed as a Yeoman Warder or Beefeater. Their human counterparts are bodyguards to Her Majesty and guard the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. They also search the Houses of Parliament in case another gunpowder plot is underway!

My handknitted, 7 inch tall (18cm) meerkat wears a bright scarlet red tunic with black and gold embroidered detailing, including a crown and E II R (Elizabeth Regina)

He has a frilly lace collar and a black hat with red white and blue flowers, and carries a fierce weapon which may or may not be a pike. His arms are wired, so he can either hold the pike by the loop on the staff or tuck it under his arm. He can also salute - shown in the rear view photo.

You'll notice the handy slit in the back of the tunic for the tail to poke through - no idea why human yeomans have that.

Not suitable for small children, suitable for Royalists, lovers of military history and anglophiles everywhere! Ready to ship

If you want to find out more about Beefeaters, this is a great site http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/Beefeaters.htm

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Meerkat Beefeater, Guard from Tower of London, Yeoman Warder, Queen Elizabeth, Crown Jewels, St Georges Day


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: yarn, wire, seed beads, lace
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 347 reviews
  • Favorited by: 100 people