Terrifying moment out-of-control horse charges into Coronation crowd

Terrifying footage has shown a horse careering out of control into the crowd at the King's Coronation.

The heart-stopping moment took place as King Charles and Queen Camilla were taken down the Mall after being crowned.

It shows a member of the Life Guards struggling to keep his horse in formation with others.

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The guard drops his helmet as the horse moves sideways and reverses towards the pavement.

The quick-thinking guards move out of the way as some warn the members of the public to step back.

Seconds later, the horse crashes through the barricade as other guards rush to offer assistance.

Luckily, the guard manages to take back control and rein the horse back to the group as they continue to accompany the King and Queen behind the Gold State Coach.

The royal pair travelled via the tried and tested route of Parliament Square, along Whitehall, around Trafalgar Square, through Admiralty Arch and down The Mall back to Buckingham Palace.

More than 6,000 members of the armed forces took part on the day of the coronation – the largest military ceremonial operation for 70 years – staging gun salutes and a flypast, and parading in the processions.

Some 4,000 sailors, soldiers, aviators and other military personnel from across the UK and the Commonwealth also accompanied Charles and Camilla on their return Coronation procession.

Flanking the roads would be more than 1,000 route liners from the British Army, RAF and Royal Navy.

The journey was the reverse of the King and Queen Consort’s route to the Abbey but much shorter than Elizabeth II’s five-mile return expedition around central London which saw the 27-year-old monarch waving to crowds along Piccadilly, Oxford Street and Regent Street.

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