The Duchess of Cornwall visits Newmarket Racecourse to unveil statue of King Charles II

PUBLISHED: 11:43 23 March 2017

Duchess of Cornwall at Newmarket Rowley Mile to officially unveil the statue of King Charles II. Picture: Keith Heppell

Duchess of Cornwall at Newmarket Rowley Mile to officially unveil the statue of King Charles II. Picture: Keith Heppell

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King Charles II was pivotal to the establishment and evolution of Newmarket as the Home of Horseracing.

On an official visit to Newmarket yesterday, March 22, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall visited Newmarket Racecourses’ Rowley Mile to formally unveil a specially commissioned statue of King Charles II.

Known as a keen horseman, King Charles II was pivotal to the establishment and evolution of Newmarket as the Home of Horseracing,and this specially commissioned statue was created to mark and honour his contribution to the Sport of Kings.

200 guests from the local community as well as from the racing fraternity witnessed Her Royal Highness unveil the King Charles II statue, with the ceremony also including two Mounted Dutymen from the Household Cavalry, as well as a fanfare from two trumpeters of the Regiment.

Their presence was again to honour King Charles II, who actually founded the Household Cavalry in 1660.

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