UK

King Charles has received a horse from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The Mounties gifted the King a seven-year-old black mare called Noble – a name she received through the Canadian police’s annual Name the Foal contest.

The gift marks a long-standing tradition where the Mounties offer horses to the Royal Family and it signifies the relationship between both parties, dating back to 1904.

Then, King Edward VII had bestowed a title on the North-West Mounted Police, making it the “Royal” North-West Mounted Police.

Noble is settling into life at the Royal Mews in Windsor, the Palace said in a statement, while King Charles was “pleased” to meet her earlier this week.

The mare, which was bred and trained in Canada, toured with the “Mounties” Musical Ride in 2022, where she took part in 90 public performances at 50 different locations in the country.

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the Mounties gifted her eight horses, with Burmese as the first in 1969.

The Queen rode Burmese at Trooping the Colour for 18 years and when she met the-then US President Ronald Reagan, who rode his horse, Centennial, alongside her.

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