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4-legged farewells: Queen’s corgis and pony attend funeral procession | Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II’s workers lined the road outdoors Buckingham Palace to say farewell to the monarch after her funeral – and it wasn’t simply the people of the royal family who had been seen throughout Monday’s ceremonies. The Queen’s corgis and one in all her ponies had been led out to witness the procession at Windsor.

The Queen’s canines, Muick and Sandy, that are pembroke welsh corgis, waited within the quadrangle at Windsor Citadel because the funeral cortege arrived whereas being taken care of by two members of workers.

The royal corgis await the cortege.
The royal corgis await the cortege. {Photograph}: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the time of her demise the Queen additionally had two different canines – a dorgi known as Sweet, and Lissy the cocker spaniel. It has been confirmed that Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson will take care of the corgis. Andrew was later seen within the firm of the canines.

The Queen was first given a corgi when she was seven, and generations of the royal corgis are descended from Susie, a corgi she was given when she was 18.

Additionally on show was the Queen’s Fell pony, Carltonlima Emma, who was led to the aspect of the highway at a spot between floral tributes whereas the coffin was pushed previous.

Emma, the monarch’s Fell pony, stands as the coffin arrives at Windsor Castle.
Emma, the monarch’s Fell pony, stands because the coffin arrives at Windsor Citadel. {Photograph}: Aaron Chown/PA

Normally identified simply as Emma, the horse was named among the Queen’s favourites for Horse & Hound journal in 2020 by Terry Pendry, one of many grooms at Windsor. The Queen was a patron of the Fell Pony Society, and continued to trip Emma when she was nicely into her 90s.

Emma, on the right in this shot of several of the Queen’s horses, in 2020 on the private grounds of Windsor Castle
Emma, on the suitable on this shot of a number of of the Queen’s horses, in 2020 on the non-public grounds of Windsor Citadel. {Photograph}: Steve Parsons/PA

The animals didn’t play fairly as distinguished a job as they’ve in some royal funerals of the previous. Heads of state had been reportedly considerably stunned on the 1910 funeral of King Edward VII to seek out themselves behind the monarch’s canine Caesar, a wire fox terrier, within the formal procession.

Caesar is included in a sculpture of Edward VII and his queen atop their tomb in St George’s Chapel, the place Queen Elizabeth II’s committal occurred on Monday.

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