The Queen held her nose as cheeky Cruachan IV relieved himself (Picture: PA).
While Her Majesty inspected the Balaclava Company, 5 Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, the regimental mascot, Shetland Pony Cruachan IV, decided to relieve himself, prompting the Queen to hold her nose.
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The Regiment’s tradition of having a Shetland pony mascot began in 1928, with Cruachan I.
5 SCOTS frequently provide soldiers for such ceremonial occasions, being the Public Duties Company of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
The troops will remain nearby for the duration of Her Majesty’s stay, providing guards throughout.