Ex-forces chief Lord Guthrie in hospital after Trooping the Color horse fall (News)


A former head of the armed forces is in hospital after falling from his horse following the Trooping the Color ceremony.

Discipline Marshal Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank obtained “immediate” medical consideration and is now being taken care of in hospital, an Military spokesman mentioned.

The 79-year-old might be seen mendacity on the bottom and surrounded by cops after the autumn, which came about close to the Victoria Memorial in entrance of Buckingham Palace on Saturday.

Lord Guthrie after falling off his horse in entrance of Buckingham Palace (Pete Summers/PA)

Photos confirmed Lord Guthrie on the bottom as officers rushed to his help whereas one other officer led his horse away.

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Particulars about his situation haven’t been launched.

An Military spokesman mentioned: “Discipline Marshal The Lord Guthrie, Colonel The Life Guards, fell from his horse in the course of the parade.

“He obtained immediate medical consideration and is now being cared for in hospital. We want him a speedy restoration.”

Lord Guthrie as he fell off his horse in entrance of Buckingham Palace (Pete Summers/PA)

Former SAS commander Lord Guthrie was head of the British Military till 1997 after which chief of the defence employees till 2001.

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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson tweeted: “Everybody on the Ministry of Defence @DefenceHQ additionally sends their greatest needs to Discipline Marshal Lord Guthrie on a speedy restoration.”

RAF veteran John Nichol tweeted: “Listening to Discipline Marshal Lord Guthrie was thrown from his horse earlier. “#troopingofthecolour Actually hope all is OK – a nicer Common Officer you could possibly not hope to fulfill. Wishing you properly Sir.”

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