Cavalry trooper pops the question at London International Horse Show

By Tess de la Mare, PA

A Household Cavalry Trooper decided only the royal treatment would do when it came to proposing to his girlfriend.

Jonathan Adams, 25, from Ipswich, roped in his fellow soldiers and their four-legged friends to form a guard of honour so he could propose to 24-year-old Megan Baldry.

The Household Cavalry has been performing every night during the six days of the London International Horse Show at London Olympia.

Megan Baldry got the royal treatment from fiance Jonathan Adams (Steve Parsons/PA)

On Saturday evening after the show, the regiment lined up in the practice ring with their spears crossed so Trooper Adams could pop the question.

One of his colleagues helpfully held his mount Hastings so he wouldn’t get in the way.

There was just one problem – his thigh high dress uniform boots stopped him getting properly down on one knee.

An onlooker told the PA news agency: “Someone took his horse from him and his girlfriend was led in and he got down on one knee – or as far as he could in his boots.”

Speaking to the PA news agency, Trooper Adams said he had spent a month planning the proposal.

He said he came up with the idea because Ms Baldry “is a big fan of horses”.