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Sweet moment Queen’s favourite horse Emma waited, head bowed, on Long Walk English Headline


THE Queen’s favourite mount stood among a sea of flowers as Her Majesty entered her journey’s final furlong.

Fell pony Emma waited among a carpet of the public’s floral tributes at the side of the Long Walk as her owner was driven to her resting place.

Emma, the monarch’s fell pony, stands as the Ceremonial Procession of Her Majesty's coffin as she arrives at Windsor Castle

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Emma, the monarch’s fell pony, stands as the Ceremonial Procession of Her Majesty’s coffin as she arrives at Windsor CastleCredit: AP
Queen Elizabeth II rides her pony Emma at Windsor Castle with Head Groom Terry Pendry

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Queen Elizabeth II rides her pony Emma at Windsor Castle with Head Groom Terry PendryCredit: Kelvin Bruce
Her Majesty's funeral procession reaches its final destination at Windsor Castle

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Her Majesty’s funeral procession reaches its final destination at Windsor CastleCredit: Dan Charity

Beside her stood the Queen’s head groom, Terry Pendry, who bowed as the royal hearse passed them on its way to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

He wore a bowler hat, riding boots and black jacket while Emma beside him had on a riding blanket bearing the monarch’s EIIR cypher.

The moving moment perfectly captured the late ­monarch’s passion for all things equestrian.

She learned to ride as a very young girl and, until recently, took Emma out in Windsor Great Park accompanied by Mr Pendry — one such occasion being on her 91st birthday.

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Two years ago, Mr Pendry declared that Emma “has been a wonderful servant to Her Majesty and is still going strong at the age of 24”.

The Queen, who was patron of the Fell Pony Society, was also a passionate racehorse owner and breeder.

She loved days at the races, missing the Epsom Derby only three times during her reign.

Royal Family members including King Charles III and Princess Anne arrive at St George’s Chapel

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Royal Family members including King Charles III and Princess Anne arrive at St George’s ChapelCredit: Getty
A message by King Charles is left on Queen Elizabeth’s coffin

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A message by King Charles is left on Queen Elizabeth’s coffinCredit: Reuters
the royals follow Her late Majesty's coffin into St George’s Chapel

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the royals follow Her late Majesty’s coffin into St George’s ChapelCredit: Getty





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