As King Charles' Coronation procession commenced, some spectators watching at home were left concerned about the horses accompanying the monarch to Westminster Abbey.
Taking to Twitter, several royal fans expressed their worry after some of the animals appeared to jitter.
"See that horse, very skittish. Rider struggling to settle it," one viewer wrote. Another added: "These horses really aren’t happy today."
"Yes. The horses are nervous..no rhythm in the walking yet," a third noted.
The King and Queen, escorted by The Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, departed Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach for Westminster Abbey.
The Adjutant in Brigade Waiting, Colonel Simon Vandeleur, signalled to the Guard of Honour to give a royal salute.
He gave the order at the front centre of the Buckingham Palace forecourt as the front wheel of the Diamond Jubilee Coach crossed the centre arch.
Col Vandeleur’s orders also prompted the Royal Marines Band Plymouth to begin playing the national anthem.
The mounted band of the Household Cavalry set off as the first note of “God Save the King” was played.
The King and Queen rounded the side of the Queen Victoria Memorial to begin processing down The Mall at around 10.23am.
From within the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, Charles smiled.
Cheers erupted from a grandstand seating around 3,800 members of the public in front of Buckingham Palace.
Many from the crowd stood and waved as the carriage passed.
Standing crowds on either side of The Mall chanted “hip hip hooray” as the King’s Procession moved down the road lined with Union flags and other flags.
The coronation is a “watershed moment” for people to move on from the pandemic, one guest said.
Rhys Mallows, 27, from Cardiff, repurposed his family-run gin distillery, Mallows Bottling, to produce more than one million bottles of hand sanitiser for emergency services during the pandemic.
The married father-of-one was awarded a British Empire Medal in the 2022 royal honours list for his service.
Mr Mallows said: “The coronation is a watershed moment and symbolises moving on from where we were with the virus into that brave new future.”
“This coronation is very different from past ones and represents a more inclusive more diverse future.”
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