Prince Philip isn’t the only member of Queen Elizabeth‘s royal household who retired this week

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Members of Britain's Royal family from left, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II, background Timothy Laurence
Members of Britain's Royal family from left, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II, background Timothy Laurence

Another Royal Retirement! The Queen’s Favorite Carriage Horse, Daniel, Hangs Up His Saddle

Prince Philip isn’t the only member of Queen Elizabeth‘s royal household who retired this week.

Her favorite carriage horse, Daniel, is also trotting off into the sunset following a fruitful career after 15 years of drawing Her Majesty’s carriages.

It was a fitting job for the white horse, as he’s pretty majestic-looking himself. A “Windsor Grey,” Daniel, is set to retire at 22 after his se

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II rides in a carriage as she attends the annual Trooping The Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade on June 13, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II rides in a carriage as she attends the annual Trooping The Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade on June 13, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

rvice in the Royal Mews.

As the Queen’s favorite, he’s been present at a number of official occasions, like the State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour and the Garter Day procession. Daniel also was the lead horse on the carriage that carried Prince William and Princess Kate through the streets of London after their wedding at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen loves him so much that she had a life-sized bronze Daniel statue made in homage to the animal.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock (3741638c) Windsor Greys Staues Daniel & Storm by sculptor Robert Rattray Windsor Greys Statues Daniel & Storm, The Albert & Kings Road Junction, Royal Windsor, Berkshire, Britain - 17 Apr 2014
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geoffrey Swaine/REX/Shutterstock (3741638c)
Windsor Greys Staues Daniel & Storm by sculptor Robert Rattray
Windsor Greys Statues Daniel & Storm, The Albert & Kings Road Junction, Royal Windsor, Berkshire, Britain – 17 Apr 2014

Now, Daniel is set to spend his days rolling around in the grass at a Home of Rest for horses.

“He’s a handsome boy — but he knows he’s a looker,” Jeanette Allen, CEO of the Horse Trust, the organization that runs Daniel’s future home. “You could see that from the way he carried the Duke and Duchess to their wedding. Greys normally love mud but it took him days to roll in a puddle after he arrived here. He’s very refined.”

Refined? No wonder he was the Queen’s favorite!

Source: PEOPLE COM

Tags: Queen Elizabeth, Royal, Westminster Abbey, Official Occasions, State opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour, Garter Day Procession, London, Wedding, Horse

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