December 10, 2023

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RCMP presents a horse to King Charles III

RCMP presents a horse to King Charles III

King Charles III will soon receive a gift of a horse from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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The RCMP wants to celebrate its own 150th anniversary and the coronation of British sovereignty.

It was a horse named Noble, which would be given to the new king. The animal is part of the RCMP Musical Ride, which Charles visited with his wife as part of his mother Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in May 2022.

Noble would become Charles III’s troop horse when his current mount, George, retired. The monarch will then ride a horse provided by the RCMP while participating in the parade of colours.

“On behalf of the Carousel, I can say that it was a tremendous honor to be asked by His Majesty King Charles III to receive a horse from the Carousel. The RCMP and Musical Ride shared many special moments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, trading horses with her; So it is a great honor to carry on this tradition with our new monarch from the first year of his reign,” RCMP Superintendent Kevin Fahey said in a press release.

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