Point of Interest

Windsor Greys Horses

England / Europe

The Windsor Greys were placed on the roundabout leading to the Great Park, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in 2013. They were unveiled by The Queen on 31 March 2014, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and by The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of the Windsor Greys Appeal. Two life-size Windsor Greys (Daniel and Storm) were sculpted by Robert Rattray, both horses having pulled The Queen’s carriage on the day of her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Queen Victoria began the tradition of owning Greys, housed in the Royal Mews at Windsor Castle, and only moved to London in the reign of George V. They must be at least 16.1 hands at the withers and are chosen for their steady temperaments and their stamina. They only draw carriages in which members of the Royal Family are seated, two of them drawing The Queen’s barouche at the Birthday Parade. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands gave King George VI five Greys to thank him for housing her in Britain during the Second World War. All five were part of the team of eight that pulled the Gold State Coach at the Coronation in 1953. 

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