The mom of a person with particular wants who went viral petting the King’s Guard horse has revealed how he has had a lifelong love of the royal household.
Final week, Donny Curtis, from Ascot, was filmed being handled to the friendlier aspect of a member of the King’s Guard in London.
Within the heartwarming clip, he could possibly be seen beaming with pleasure after a soldier moved his horse nearer so he may get an image and stroke the animal.
A video capturing the second, which has racked up 44,000 views thus far, was posted on the YouTube channel The King’s Guards UK.
His mom Sandie advised FEMAIL he has at all times liked the royal household and has even met Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh – a second which she described as ‘large’ for Donny.
Ascot-based Sandie Curtis, whose son Donny went viral petting the King’s Guard horse, has revealed how he has a lifelong love of the royal household
Donny’s mom Sandie advised FEMAIL he has at all times liked the royal household and has even met Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh – a second which she described as ‘large’ for Donny
Chatting with Femail, Sandie defined: ‘I met my husband once I lived in South Africa, and we adopted Donny there, when he was two-years-old.
‘Though we have been advised he had issues, we didn’t realise the extent of his particular wants; he has issue with speech, ADHD, world growth delay.’
The household moved to the UK when Donny was 5, and it was then that his love of the royals shortly grew.
Sandie defined: ‘He watched one of many late Queen’s celebration events in Buckingham Palace – since then had at all times wished to satisfy her.
‘He loves the Royal household, has books with pictures, watches the programmes and many others.
‘Being within the Royal Borough of Windsor, we’re in a position to go to Windsor Fort freed from cost, which he does usually. We went to Buckingham Palace final Wednesday.’
And the household have even met numerous royals, together with the Duchess of Edinburgh, whom Sandie mentioned had been ‘exceptionally form’ to Donny.
She mentioned: ‘When he was on the Park College, they have been visited by Sophie, now Duchess of Edinburgh, which was an enormous occasion in Donny’s life.
‘He then met her once more on the Lengthy Stroll in Windsor, when she did a stroll about throughout the Queen’s platinum jubilee, and some weeks later, once more on the Lengthy Stroll, when she was on her method to Royal Ascot.’
Sandie revealed how she and her household have moved to the UK when Donny was five-years-old and his love of the royals started
Within the clip, which warmed the nation’s hearts when it went viral final week, Donny was overwhelmed with pleasure at getting a better have a look at the King’s Guard horse.
The video was captioned: ‘What A Variety and Priceless Second by King’s Guard in direction of a particular teen!
‘Guard seemed and noticed the particular man and moved the horse in direction of him and when the person was accomplished and wished to go, he repeated, “Bye Bye” to the guard.
‘What a treasured second to witness.’
Folks rushed to the feedback to depart their ideas on the cute second.
One individual wrote: ‘What a candy younger man. I liked watching his pleasure. Thanks to the soldier for being so form.’
One other mentioned: ‘The smile on that younger boys face was priceless. The guards tried so exhausting to get his horse nearer to him. I want the vacationers would of accomplished the identical. Stunning second.’
Whereas one other wrote: ‘Thanks for sharing this second! Thanks to the guard and on your form coronary heart towards the younger man – you acknowledged his uniqueness and responded in such a compassionate manner!
‘He was genuinely discouraged by your lack of “dialog” with him, nevertheless, you discovered such a sort method to talk with him and did you see his smile once you did?!?
Within the clip the heart-warming second confirmed the person desirous to stroke the horse when the soldier moved nearer so he can get an image
‘He additionally seen the horse’s bit and was explaining that to the girl (his mother?) with him…very sensible younger man! What a vibrant spot in my day – due to all of you!’
The touching scene comes after an aged army veteran additionally witnessed the pleasant aspect of a soldier he moved nearer to her as she posed for a photograph together with her husband at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall.
A video posted on social media reveals the couple – each of whom have been proudly displaying their medals – transferring as shut as they dare to the mounted soldier.
However, having apparently realised they’ve each served their nation, the soldier, who’s carrying his customary plumed helmet and armour, shortly urges his horse nearer to them earlier than permitting the girl to pat his steed’s nostril.
Beaming, the couple then transfer away and the soldier directs his horse again into place.
The video, which was initially posted on the favored Buska within the Park YouTube channel, was shared on Twitter and subsequently re-tweeted practically 2,000 instances.
Having apparently realised the girl and her husband have each served their nation, the soldier shortly urges his horse nearer to them earlier than permitting the girl to the touch the animal
The girl whoposted the video by way of her account @manc_lass3 mentioned: ‘What a fantastic and becoming gesture.’
She added: ‘God bless all in service, previous and current, with out their sacrifice we’d be really nothing right now.’
Reacting, one other person mentioned: ‘Nicely accomplished to that younger man, he should have made the girl’s day.’
Nonetheless, this yr has additionally seen King’s Guard troops additionally increase their popularity for snapping at vacationers who step past acceptable boundaries.
In Could, a lady was left livid after being ‘pushed’ out of the best way by a member of the Life Guard after she moved into his path, having earlier been requested to get out of the best way.
He shouted ‘make manner’ and used his arm to maneuver the girl out of his path, which left her livid.
The earlier month, a member of the King’s Guard had given a vacationer a scare by shouting in her face when she tried to take a selfie with him.
The soldier stamped his foot, turned in direction of her and shouted: ‘Don’t contact the King’s Life Guard!’, all whereas holding a sword.
The King’s Guard are posted outdoors at Horse Guards Parade from 10am to 4pm every day.