Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry Have Both Had Run-ins with Cruachan, the Mischevious Shetland Pony
Today, the Duke of York met up with a longtime friend—and sometimes nemesis—of the royal family: Corporal Cruachan IV, the Shetland pony. He seemed to get along fine with Cruachan, but not all of his relatives have not been so lucky.
Given his name, Cruachan IV is, unsurprisingly, the fourth Cruachan to serve as the regimental mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, but the royal family's connection dates back to the very first.
Queen Elizabeth with Cruachan.
Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's daughter, gifted the pony to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (the organization that would later become The Royal Regiment of Scotland) in 1929. Princess Louise must have thought well enough of
Cruachan II managed to bite through Queen Elizabeth's glove during a parade, and the incident may have affected her relationship with subsequent
They met again in August 2018, and Cruachan IV took the opportunity to relieve himself in the Queen's presence. He did not defend himself on Twitter for this incident.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.