King Charles III (74) has a new horse in his royal stable. As the palace announced, the British monarch received a seven-year-old black mare from the mounted and royal police from Canada. The animal goes by the name of Noble and is a former tournament horse. Noble is currently settling into the Royal Studs in Windsor after moving to the island. The mare is a real ramp horse, having made 90 public appearances in 50 different locations in Canada. Charles shared a photo with his new mate on the Royal Family’s official Instagram account.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, the British head of state was “delighted” with his gift when he first visited the royal stables earlier this week. It has been a Commonwealth tradition since 1904 for Canada’s Mounted Police to regularly give horses to the Royal Family as gifts. At that time, King Edward VII (1841-1910) bestowed royal status on the unit, establishing the custom that the local police use horses to retaliate to this day.

The late Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) received a total of eight horses from Canada during her tenure. She was considered a great horse lover throughout her life. After her death, her animals were of course inherited by her eldest son and heir to the throne, Charles, who, however, had already sold 14 horses. After rumors arose that the royal family wanted to end its activities in horse racing, insiders classified the hustle and bustle at the royal studs, which had not yet been officially commented on. The tenor: The connection between the royal family and equestrian sport will continue in the future, albeit with less intensity.