Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding: Household Cavalry Guard proposes to girlfriend while on horse

Household Cavalry (Pic:AP)

A corporal of the British armed forces' cavalry regiment proposed to his girlfriend today while mounted on his horse for the royal wedding procession.

Staff Corporal Darren Daniels, of the Life Guards Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, popped the question to girlfriend Keryl Jones, in full ceremonial uniform as he rode out of Hyde Park Barracks.

The 36-year-old from Preston said he had been planning to ask for Ms Jones's hand in marriage since the royal wedding was announced last year and had a ring ready for the occasion.

Ms Jones, 35, from Watford, delighted Staff Cpl Daniels and onlookers gathered this morning by accepting.

Relieved at her answer, the husband-to-be said: "I was nervous as hell but just delighted she said yes."

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment is a ceremonial cavalry regiment of the British Army. It is classed as a regiment of guards, and carries out mounted ceremonial duties on state and royal occasions.

Both William, who has taken on the new title of Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, served in the household's other regiment, the Blues and Royals, as cornets after graduating from Sandhurst military academy.

Prince Harry wore an officer's uniform of the Blues and Royals for the service.

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