King Charles’ horse troop struggles to mount animal in awkward moment

King Charles' horse troop struggles to mount animal

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The unfortunate member of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery was spotted by eagle-eyed viewers of GB News. The troop member was seen struggling to mount the horse, even with the help of another mounted troop member. At one point, the person can be seen trying to balance themselves sideways on the horse before settling on the animal.

The popular Twitter account @NoContextBrits tweeted out a clip of the embarrassing moment.

One viewer @mamsigull joked: “You had one job!”

Others questioned why the guard member did not use a stirrup.

@Lucy_Brice_ tweeted: “When your first day of work is broadcast on tv.”

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The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, wearing ceremonial dress, rode out from their base in Wellington Barracks, located next to Buckingham Palace in central London.

The procession of 71 horses then made their way up Birdcage Walk, past the Queen Victoria Memorial, up Constitution Hill and into Hyde Park.

A gun salute was carried out to mark the accession of King Charles III earlier today.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired 41 rounds beside Hyde Park Lane. 

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Another royal gun salute was held at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company

This comes as Charles faces a hectic schedule ahead of his late mother’s funeral, which has been announced for Monday, September 19.

The service will be held in Westminster Abbey and she will be laid to rest in Windsor.

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Prior to the funeral service, the Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four days, giving public mourners the chance to pay their respects.

Charles announced that the UK will have a bank holiday to commemorate the funeral.

Over the coming week, Charles and his wife, Queen Camilla, will travel to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

They will also return to London where they will witness the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Scotland.


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