Hugh Grant has revealed he was ‘sobbing’ when he saw the adorable images of Queen Emma’s late pony while watching the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
In touching footage shown around the world, Emma, 24, stepped out to greet the King one last time as the royal hearse arrived at Windsor.
‘Emma. Hugh, Hugh tweeted on Monday with a horse emoji – as he watched the funeral on TV and reacted to the moment.
Emotional: Hugh Grant revealed he was ‘sobbing’ when he saw the adorable images of Queen Emma’s late pony while watching the Queen’s funeral on Monday, (pictured in July)
Queen Elizabeth’s groom, Terry Pendry, has expressed his pride and honor to be able to lead the Queen’s favorite horse Emma to say his final goodbyes to her.
Mr Pendry was seen bowing as he hugged Emma, while the hearse carrying the Queen passed.
He had placed a headscarf over the saddle because the Queen rarely wore a riding hat.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Mr Pendry, 72, who has been a groom at Windsor for 28 years and regularly rides with the Queen revealed how she last rode Highland Fell Emma in July.
Sad: In touching footage shown around the world, Emma, 24, stepped out to greet the King one last time, as the royal hearse arrived at Windsor yesterday.
Tough: ‘Emma. Hugh tweeted on Monday with a horse emoji – as he watched the funeral on TV and reacted to the moment
Mr Pendry, who attended the ceremony at St George’s Chapel, and lives on the grounds, said: ‘It was an honor and privilege to have Emma with me to say goodbye to the Queen one last time.
‘The Queen loved Emma and carried her for over 20 years so she should have been right there, and she behaved perfectly.
“I think she probably has some sort of sixth sense that Your Majesty won’t ride her anymore and she did her proud by standing there respectfully.”
Moment: Queen Elizabeth’s groom, Terry Pendry, revealed his pride and honor to be led by the monarch’s favorite horse Emma to say his final goodbyes to her
He continued: ‘The Queen always rides in a white sheepskin saddle, which is her favorite saddle, so I’m sure Emma carries that as well.
‘Then, for the sake of finishing, I put His Majesty’s Hermes headscarf on the saddle. It was her favorite item and had horses and carriages printed on it.
‘Less is more if you ask me. I was able to order her coat and riding gloves, but I just think the hijab is the perfect thing. ‘
To sum it all up: Hugh had an emotional reaction at the Queen’s funeral when he saw the horse
Mr Pendry said: ‘I have been riding with the Queen for many years and the last time she was on Emma was on 18 July – two days before she left for Balmoral.
‘It’s a memory I will never forget, and I tell you this, the Queen may have been as weak as any 96-year-old old lady, but she was as sharp as anything, she was. clear as crystal.
‘I was right to be by her side and there was no indication that there was anything wrong with her. The Queen is an incredible woman who has devoted herself to the service of her country and commonwealth. It is my privilege to be the Queen’s faithful servant and I hope to continue my work for the King and much more to do. ‘
Mr Pendry, who was awarded LVO and BEM for his services, added: ‘I’m sad to say I don’t think we’ll ever see anyone like the Queen again and have no words to express. Describe how I will miss her.
Sweet: Also in Windsor to pay their respects on Monday were Queen Sandy and Muick’s two late daughters
‘All I can say as a faithful servant for many years is ‘God bless her and Christ the King. ‘ The past few days have been very traumatic but for now we just have to move on and get on with our work.
‘I’m glad Emma and I were able to say goodbye at Windsor, where His Majesty enjoyed his horseback riding.’
Also in Windsor to pay their respects on Monday were the Queen’s two late daughters, Sandy and Muick.
The Queen passed away 10 days ago in Balmoral and the country has been in a period of national mourning ever since.
History: The Queen passed away 10 days ago at Balmoral and the country has been in a period of mourning ever since
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