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US News Two Of Kate And William’s Wedding Horses Have Retired - What Happens When Royal Horses Get Old?

02:50  20 november  2019
02:50  20 november  2019 Source:   graziadaily.co.uk

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Two horses , who had a starring role at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge' s wedding in 2011, have been reunited in retirement . The ceremonial carriage horses have served the royal family over the years, taking part in occasions such as Royal Ascot, the State Opening of Parliament and State visits.

TWO stars from Kate and Prince William ’ s wedding in 2011 have been forced to retire , but will be According to Hello!, 23-year- old Cloud - who is the mother of Claudia, 18 - is living with her daughter at The carriage horses have taken part in dozens of special royal events. These include Kate and

a group of people riding on the back of a horse © Getty

If you're already worried about retirement (pension anyone?) then you'll be excited to hear that your probably going to end up living a less luxe life than the royal horses do when they're put out to (literal) pasture.

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Eight years on from the royal wedding, two of the horses who pulled the royal carriage have retired. 23-year-old Cloud - who is the mother of Claudia, 18 - are now both living with The Horses Trust, in the Chiltern countryside, at a 200-acre sanctuary.

This isn't just any horse retirement village. They take the creme-de-la-pony, horses from the military, the police, and various rescue ponies.

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These horses have a nicer retirement than you' re going to get . Wanting to see the royal horses who are on active duty? From February embers of the public can visit READ MORE: Kate Middleton And Prince William ' s Wedding Photographer Reveals Just What It Takes To Capture The Perfect Pics.

Horse -drawn carriages are a memorable part of many royal events, not least royal weddings . Not only did the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have one in Ezphia Rennock adopted his former colleague Agricola when she came up for retirement , years after the pair would stand for hours at Whitehall as

Farriers in the blacksmith shop shoe horses of the Household Cavalry during a press day at the unit's barracks in London, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The Household Cavalry was the unit that Prince Harry served in for two years and it will also provide the ceremonial guard at his wedding to Meghan Markle in Windsor on May 19. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © Associated Press Farriers in the blacksmith shop shoe horses of the Household Cavalry during a press day at the unit's barracks in London, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The Household Cavalry was the unit that Prince Harry served in for two years and it will also provide the ceremonial guard at his wedding to Meghan Markle in Windsor on May 19. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The horses - who led the way as ‘outriders’ during the ceremony - worked for the family for most of their lives. Their duties involved taking part in outings such as the Royal Ascot and state visits. Previously, they had lived at the Royal Mews stables home.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex © Associated Press Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Jeanette Allen, of the Horses Trust, told the MailOnline: ‘Since Claudia was reintroduced to Cloud they have been together all the time. When you see them together grooming each other, that is very sweet. All service horses deserve a good retirement.’

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They were reunited by the Horse Trust last week after Claudia, 18, retired from the Royal Household. Cloud, 22, was already living at the charity’ s 200-acre sanctuary for horses who have served the public in Princes Risborough Cloud and Claudia lead William and Kate ' s wedding procession in 2011.

The term Windsor Grey is given to grey horses used by the royalty to draw carriages and coaches in various ceremonial processions - and they are usually picked for their stamina and steady temperament. Tyrone, another Windsor Grey, pulled the procession carriage through Windsor for the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on 19 May 2018.

Members of the Household Cavalry, Blue and Royals wait for the order to complete their dismount at their barracks in London, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The Household Cavalry was the unit that Prince Harry served in for two years, and it will also provide the ceremonial guard at his wedding to Meghan Markle in Windsor on May 19. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) © AP Members of the Household Cavalry, Blue and Royals wait for the order to complete their dismount at their barracks in London, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The Household Cavalry was the unit that Prince Harry served in for two years, and it will also provide the ceremonial guard at his wedding to Meghan Markle in Windsor on May 19. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Wanting to see the royal horses who are on active duty? From February embers of the public can visit the horses and the royal collection of carriages and coaches in the Royal Mews.

We're really hoping that this is entirely true, and we haven't just let the royal family fob us off with the line that 'the royal horses have gone to live on a nice farm'.

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