Definition of Gold Stick in English:

Gold Stick

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(In the UK) a ceremonial officer in the Sovereign’s household, entitled to carry a gilt rod on state occasions.
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  • The Cap Of Maintenance, Gold Stick In Waiting, Master Of The Horse, Lady Of The Bedchamber - all contribute to a grand ceremony which has been unchanged for centuries.
  • At the State Opening of Parliament, the Gold Stick in Waiting alternates between The Princess Royal and the Lord Guthrie.
  • There is also a Silver Stick which was created at the same time as Gold Stick in 1678, Silver Stick was Gold Stick's assistant and also chosen from the officers of the Horse Guards.

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