Royals see horse statue unveiling

The Duke of Cambridge will join the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh today for the unveiling of a statue commemorating the Coronation and horses closely associated with the monarch.

The Queen and other royals will see the unveiling of a statue of horses in Windsor
The Queen and other royals will see the unveiling of a statue of horses in Windsor

Sculptor Robert Rattray has created a life-size artwork depicting two Windsor Grey horses, animals which have been drawing the carriages of successive monarchs since Queen Victoria.

The artwork is based on Daniel and Storm, two horses stabled at the Royal Mews.

They are regularly used to draw the monarch's carriage during events ranging from Trooping the Colour to Royal Ascot week.

The sculpture is a tribute from the people of Windsor who wanted to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, celebrated last year, and commemorate the contribution Windsor Greys have made to the ceremonial life of the nation.

After an appeal was started to raise money for the project William agreed to become its patron. The sculpture will be unveiled in Windsor.