March 28 2019 (UK): The Queen enjoyed a busy day in Somerset, where she unveiled a commemorate plaque at the new Kings Bruton Music Centre, enjoyed an exhibit at Hauswer & Wirth Art Gallery and visited Manor Farm Stables where she fed carrots to the race horses, many of whom she was acquainted having seen them race. Perhaps the highlight of the day was meeting the newest equestrian member of the local police force, a fella named Hugo.
Hugo is a 17 hand, black gelding who has been in training with the force for 9 months. The Queen granted Hugo, a new name “Windsor”, inspired by the House of Windsor. Windsor joins one other equestrian officer, Jubilee, also named by the Queen in 2012, the year of her Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary of her accession to the throne).
Avon and Somerset Police’s Chief Constable Andy Marsh said, “We are delighted to have had this unique opportunity of having one of our horses officially named by The Queen. It is our second horse to be named by Her Majesty in the space of seven years, which is a rare achievement. Having both horses – Jubilee and Windsor – together today for the Royal visit was quite special for us.”
Meet Jubilee (named in 2012) and Windsor, Avon and Somerset Police’s newest recruit @ASPoliceHorses, officially named by The Queen today before going on the hunt for polo treat #RoyalVisitSomerset pic.twitter.com/M0tNqEoAim— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 28, 2019