You don't wanna mess with Shetland ponies.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first official visit to Scotland on Tuesday. They started their tour in Edinburgh, and were greeted at the castle by regimental mascot Cruachan IV — a tiny Shetland pony.
Cruachan clearly does not pander to royalty, as he gave Harry a warning nibble — presumably because he takes issue with the democratic implications of a non-elected head of state.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are greeted on arrival at Edinburgh Castle by the Band of the Royal Marines and the mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Shetland pony Cruachan🐴 pic.twitter.com/3nzR9W6ZP5
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 13, 2018
Cheeky pony trying to nip Prince Harry's hand as he visits Edinburgh with Meghan Markle... https://t.co/OM14wV3fXC
— Hatty Collier (@HattyCollier) February 13, 2018
Sweet Shetland pony not feelin' the Prince - would much prefer a taste! https://t.co/GAehptnoK8
— Samantha Houston (@samhinthecity) February 13, 2018
Shetland ponies are always feisty little buggers!😂😂
— Carolyn Green #PCPEU (@moto26261) February 13, 2018
When you arrive at a party to find someone else dressed like you..
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in Edinburgh pic.twitter.com/H1RZl8J32E
— Derek Momodu (@DelMody) February 13, 2018
Long gone are the days when ponies would be beheaded for such insurrection. Now the pony revolution can begin in earnest... don't say we didn't warn you.