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

The Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a specially-commissioned statue of King Charles II at Newmarket Rac

The Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a specially-commissioned statue of King Charles II at Newmarket Racecourses Rowley Mile today (March 22). - Credit: Archant

The Duchess of Cornwall has unveiled a specially-commissioned statue of King Charles II at Newmarket Racecourses’ Rowley Mile.

King Charles II was a pivotal to the establishment of Newmarket as the home of horse racing and the statue was created to honour his contribution to the sport.

Hundreds of guests gathered at the racecourse as the duchess unveiled the statue today (March 22) in a ceremony that also involved two mounted dutymen from the Household Cavalry – which Kings Charles II founded in 1660 - as well as a fanfare from two trumpeters of the Regiment.

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