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Queen Elizabeth Birthday: Soldier falls from horse at Trooping the Colour celebrations(photos)
Jun 08, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe
Queen Elizabeth of England

A reportedly fell off his horse during Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen's official birthday today, 8th June, 2019.

The horse threw Major Niall Hall of the Regimental Adjutant of the Irish Guards while he was performing in front of the monarch in Whitehall.

The horse then fell on him before medics rushed to his side and carried him off on a stretcher in front of worried onlookers.

His injuries are thankfully not life threatening.

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said: “Major Hall was dismounted on today’s Queen’s Birthday Parade.

“He was immediately treated by a medical team and taken to hospital.”

The dramatic fall comes a year after Britain's most senior military officer fell from his horse during the same parade for the Queen’s official birthday.

Field Marshal Lord Guthrie crashed down on to the tarmac of the Mall just behind the carriage carrying the Queen.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance for further treatment.

Today’s Trooping the Colour is the first public appearance Meghan Markle has made since the birth of her son, Archie.

The Duke of Sussex left her newborn at home while she attended the ceremony.

Meghan joined other members of the royal family this morning in carriages leaving Buckingham Palace for the event this morning.

Meghan's presence alongside Kate today comes amid rumours of a rift between the princesses.

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