With more than a century of public service between them, two of the Royal Household’s men announced their retirement last week. The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh retired from public life after attending a parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on August 2nd. A few days later, Daniel, the Queen’s favorite carriage horse was put to pasture.
Daniel, a Winsor Grey, has been a member of the Royal Mews for 15 years. Windsor Greys have been drawing carriages for the Royal Family since the reign of Queen Victoria. Daniel is undeniably the “star” of the royal stable his likeness featured on a stamp issued in 2014 and a life size bronze statue alongside his mate, Storm, commissioned for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The statue resides near the Long Walk in Windsor.