Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went to Edinburgh and were nearly bitten by a Scottish pony
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle performed one of their many royal duties when they visited Scotland's capital Edinburgh on Tuesday but little did they know that one pony wasn't too happy to see them.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first royal visit to Scotland on Tuesday and met hordes of fans who lined the country's capital, Edinburgh, to welcome them. The couple landed in the Scottish city on a rainy, cold day and received the warmth of the Scottish people but not the love of a Scottish pony.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are greeted on arrival at Edinburgh Castle by the Band of the Royal Marines and the mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Shetland pony Cruachan🐴 pic.twitter.com/3nzR9W6ZP5— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 13, 2018
Harry, who is rather playful, tried to befriend Corporal Cruachan IV, a Shetland pony, and mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, but pretty much had to save his hand during this exercise.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet Corporal Cruachan IV, a Shetland pony and mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, at the start of their visit to Edinburgh Castle. pic.twitter.com/tyAq1AYGcK— PA Royal Reporters (@PARoyal) February 13, 2018
The Scottish pony, who couldn't care less about royal protocol, tried to bite Harry's hand just when the royal tried to pet him. At one point, Meghan's fiancé had to say, "Hey" to get the pony to stop.
Like all obliging animals, Corporal Cruachan IV backed off, and Harry and Meghan politely walked away. The soon-to-be married couple's first visit to Scotland was memorable for other reasons too. Harry and Meghan visited Edinburgh Castle, dropped by a cafe that employs homeless people, and according to Kensington Palace, they planned to end their day with a reception that celebrates youth achievement at Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s Scottish palace.
Meghan, who's turning out to be a fashion icon for young Brits, turned up in a Burberry tartan coat that sat elegantly over a black bodysuit and wide-legged pants from Veronica Beard. Her style so far has been casual chic and her visit to Edinburgh was no different.
Apart from her first royal visit to Nottingham, Meghan's been experimenting with her style and this time, she hung a handbag sideways over her coat. We've seen Queen Elizabeth II carry a purse at all times but a sling bag is a little too casual for the royals but perhaps it's just the style facelift the Windsor family needs.
The former actress, who turned up in a messy bun at other royal visits let her hair loose and displayed her signature warm smile to the crowds. Evidently, everyone was pleased but we can't say that about Corporal Cruachan IV
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