The unfortunate member of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery was spotted by eagle-eyed viewers of GB News. The troop member was seen struggling to mount the horse, even with the help of another mounted troop member. At one point, the person can be seen trying to balance themselves sideways on the horse before settling on the animal.
The popular Twitter account @NoContextBrits tweeted out a clip of the embarrassing moment.
One viewer @mamsigull joked: “You had one job!”
Others questioned why the guard member did not use a stirrup.
@Lucy_Brice_ tweeted: “When your first day of work is broadcast on tv.”
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The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, wearing ceremonial dress, rode out from their base in Wellington Barracks, located next to Buckingham Palace in central London.
The procession of 71 horses then made their way up Birdcage Walk, past the Queen Victoria Memorial, up Constitution Hill and into Hyde Park.
A gun salute was carried out to mark the accession of King Charles III earlier today.
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired 41 rounds beside Hyde Park Lane.