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Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Bill McLoughlin

Watch as King’s Guard struggles to control horse during Coronation procession

A member of the Household Cavalry struggled to control his horse during King Charles’s Coronation procession to Westminster Abbey.

While King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, were escorted down The Mall, a member of the Life Guards - a regiment of the Household Cavalry - attempted to rein in his horse as it jolted across the road.

Despite not colliding with anyone during the 200-person Coronation procession, the horse could be seen bucking across The Mall as escorts of the procession quickly moved out of the way.

After a struggle, the horse was eventually brought under control and takes its position behind the Gold State Coach.

Approximately 160 members of the armed services were part of the Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry to accompany the King and Queen Consort to Westminster Abbey.

At the front of the procession was the Household Cavalry Mounted band, followed by the Blues and Royals with the Life Guards close behind.

The procession followed a route down The Mall to Trafalgar Square along Whitehall past Parliament Square and into the Abbey.

The 1.42-mile route was lined by 1,000 members of the military while 4,000 armed forces veterans and NHS and social care workers were invited to watch from the grandstands.

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