London. 18 September 2022. Some 110 horses converged onto Combermere Barracks in Windsor in preparation for the final piece in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral – the procession up the Long Walk and into Windsor Castle for the private committal in St George’s Chapel.
The horses belong to two mounted units, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. These are the horses that will pull the World War One vintage 13 Pounder field guns which will fire the minute gun salute (one round every 60 seconds during the procession) from the East Lawn of Windsor Castle. In addition are the magnificent chargers belonging to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.