Photo shows Welsh battalion’s mascot goat, not a ‘ram’ sacrificed for King Charles III

Updated on 21/09/2022 at 14:57

Facebook posts shared hundreds of times have claimed that a “ram” pictured marching with men in regimental regalia was sacrificed in a ritual to mark the crowning of King Charles III. This is false; the animal in the picture is a goat, not a ram, and was not part of any sacrifice. Named Shenkin IV, it is the mascot of the 3rd Battalion of The Royal Welsh infantry unit and took part in a parade to mark the king’s proclamation in Cardiff.