Ever since the Tower was built in 1078, Yeoman Warders have been present at gates and have been a guards to all of the prisoners. The Yeoman Warder's duty to complete every day is to do a roll call. Most of time you will see the Yeoman Warders on the grounds of Tower of London.
When a man by the name of Edward Seymour was thrown in prison at the Tower of London for the first time he said, " If you let me out of this prison so I can be a free man I will grant you any wish you desire." Edward was finally released from the Tower in February of 1550. The Yeoman Warders made Edward keep his promise. The Yeoman's promise was to be able to wear the same attire as the members of the King's Body Guard.
The Yeoman Warders no longer guard the prisoners or call roll call because no prisoners are kept in the Tower today. The Yeoman Warders mainly stand guard over he tower grounds.
Over the years, the State Dress attire the Yeoman Warders have seen many changes. The most obvious change for the Warders is the change of initials on each side of the flower decorations. The first letter in the initials always illustrate the Monarch's Christian name; this phrase is always followed by the letter "R." The letter "R" stands for "Rex." "Rex" stands for Kings or for queen by the name of "Regina."
The Yeoman Warders uniform look like shorts and a shirt connected, the designs on their uniforms have red stripes on them. Their hats have the same colors and designs on them. Their shoes are made of leather and a design is placed on the top of their shoe. The Yeoman Warders also carry a weapon which is called a "partisan."