Elizabeth’s funeral: little Charlotte’s discreet tribute to her great-grandmother

As a tribute to her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, little Charlotte wore a horseshoe-shaped brooch.

By sporting a small horseshoe on her mourning outfit, little Charlotte paid tribute to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. Visibly impressed, the 7-year-old girl accompanied the sovereign’s coffin on Monday during her historic funeral, followed on television by 4 billion viewers.

On Saturday, his granddaughter Lady Louise paid tribute to him with a horse-shaped pendant at the grandchildren’s vigil at Westminster Hall. The 19-year-old shared a passion for horses with the Queen and is said to have gone on long horseback rides with her grandmother.

The “passion of his life”

The queen practiced horse riding until very late in her life. She continued to ride until 2020, at over 90 years old.

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Lady Louise at the coffin wake on September 17, 2022
Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Lady Louise, at the coffin vigil on September 17, 2022 © Chris Jackson – AFP

It is “the passion of his life”, had said Camilla last June in an interview with ITV Racing. In one of her last official photos, celebrating her 96th birthday, last April, the Queen chose to pose between two white ponies.

Rider, horse racing enthusiast, gambler, breeder, the queen owned many horses throughout her life. His last favorite horse, a mare named Emma, ​​was along the Long Walk in Windsor on Monday to watch the Queen’s coffin pass by on her way to St George’s Chapel.

It’s also at the horse races that the Queen has always seemed the most relaxed and happy. These were the rare times when she seemed to lose her temper a little to let out her joy when one of the horses in her stable won a race.

The royal family has other riders. His granddaughter Zara Tindall, daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, a former professional rider, competed in the London Olympics in 2012.

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