Horse & Rider Were Solo Stumble in Royal Wedding Proceedings
A horse and rider take an unfortunate spill en route to Buckingham Palace
It all might have been just too perfect otherwise.
But one horse and rider in the grand procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace took one for the team.
The horse, a member of the Household Cavalry, and the trooper took a spill after the animal was spooked en route to the first reception of the day. Both were uninjured.
“It was just a complete accident,” a source tells PEOPLE. “They were trotting ’round a corner and because they were on the outside, his horse had to be moving at a fast pace and this led to it losing its footing as it went ’round the corner.”
Luckily there are no hard feelings toward the four-legged member of the cavalry who, along with the trooper, will resume their duties in due course.
• With reporting from CARIS DAVIS in London