Horseracing celebrates the Royal birth

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating the arrival of their new son - as is the world of horseracing - and they've already received an early reminder of the Royal interest in the 'Sport of Kings'!

This morning a representative of the sport delivered a suitably-attired teddy bear jockey to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, where the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to the third in line to the throne the previous day.

The foot-high soft toy was dressed in Her Majesty’s racing colours of purple body, scarlet sleeves and a black velvet cap and were specially made by The Queen’s silks makers, Allerton and Company. The design for her colours, including gold braiding on the body and cap, were first used by Edward VII.

The Queen recently saw her silks carried to victory on Estimate in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the first occasion that a reigning monarch has won the race. Now, all the new Royal
arrival needs is a rocking horse for teddy!

The Queen's filly Estimate sporting the Royal silks to win at Ascot



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