On Thursday 20th April basked in Spring sunshine nearly 100 rare breed King Charles Spaniels lined the front of historic Chacombe Priory to honour the forthcoming Coronation of King Charles III.
The event was captured by a young, up and coming canine photographer Noah Tarabad, and was hosted by Priory owner Mr Stephen Schilizzi.
To mark the approaching Coronation the King Charles Spaniel breed came together at an informal gathering to celebrate. The event could not have been more idyllic with scenic surroundings and glorious weather. The dogs frolicked and people from around the country met up for lunch on the lawn, the day culminated in an official photo shoot.
Photographer Noah, a member of the Young Kennel Club and student at the University of East Anglia had his work cut out with close to 100 spoilt spaniels deciding they really didn’t wish to cooperate. Thankfully Noah is not without experience of dogs, he was showing with his Mum by the age of 5, but still this was a tall order to achieve which somehow he managed to pull off!
Not be confused with the popular Cavalier which is a totally separate breed. The King Charles Spaniel dates to the court of King Charles I. Sadly, this ancient breed is now acknowledged as vulnerable, only 68 were registered with the Kennel Club in 2022.
Chacombe Priory grade II* listed beginnings its origins back to 1066. It is privately owned by Mr Stephen Schilizzi and his late wife Diana Schiizzi (nee Alfrey) who was a great devotee of the KCS breed and a past president of The King Charles Spaniel Club.