King Charles III has a brand new horse – which has performed across Canada as part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Musical Ride.
The horse, named Noble, is a gift from the RCMP to King, and is settling into his new home this week.
A photo posted on twitter A tall black horse is shown standing next to King Charles III by the royal family on Saturday.
“The seven-year-old mare – who stands 16.2 hands high – is currently settling into life at The Royal Mews in Windsor,” the tweet thread said, adding that she was “selected for her athletic ability and calm demeanor.”
In a second picture, Noble’s head is lowered to receive a pat on the nose from King Charles III.
He was chosen after being impressed by his work on the RCMP’s famous musical ride, in which police officers on horseback perform intricate formations to music.
“After demonstrating his ability during a tour with Musical Ride, taking part in 90 public appearances at 50 different venues across Canada, Noble was chosen as the ideal horse for Her Majesty because of his size and ability, ” a press release Said to the royal family.
The release said King Charles III was “delighted” to meet Noble earlier this week.
It is an old tradition for the RCMP to gift a horse to the reigning monarch. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, she was presented with a total of eight horses from 1969 to 2019.
a press release The RCMP explained that Noble’s visit to the royal family was to celebrate both the 150th anniversary of the RCMP and the upcoming coronation of King Charles III in May.
“The RCMP is honored to have enjoyed a strong, personal relationship with the Royal Family for more than a century,” RCMP Commissioner Brenda Luckey said in the release. “As we mark the 150th anniversary of our organization this year, and look forward to the coronation of our new monarch in the spring, it seems fitting that we celebrate these double standards this year with a gift of Noble to His Majesty King Charles III. Marks the milestone.”
Noble is ready to take over as King’s charger horse, but not until another horse gifted by the RCMP is retired.
The RCMP said, “Her Majesty personally requested a horse from Musical Ride to eventually be her new charger horse (rider for the Trooping the Color parade) when her current horse, George, is retired.” “George was presented to Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 and has been The King’s charger horse since that year.”
Noble was bred and trained in Canada through the RCMP program in Pakenham, Ontario.