The British monarch’s coffin was followed by the entire globe as it travelled to Windsor Castle, where she will be buried. Her two pet corgis and pony also observed.
As the head of state, Elizabeth had significant constitutional obligations. But others close to her claim that she was happiest when she was a country woman, spending time with her animals.
Therefore, it was perhaps appropriate that those three crowd favourites be there for the ceremonial procession’s grand climax.
Before the coffin arrived at Windsor Castle, the corgis Muick and Sandy were escorted there. The Long Walk is a 2.6-mile path that leads to the castle.
Emma, her Fell pony, was also waiting just off the avenue, saddled but without a rider.
According to reports, the queen tolerated London’s Buckingham Palace. She much enjoyed Windsor Castle since she could ride her horses there, and she could be spotted frequently galloping across Windsor Great Park. The staff at the castle would be happy to inform guests that she considered Windsor to be “home” and London to be “the office.”
She relocated to Windsor at the beginning of the pandemic and hasn’t expressed any desire to do so even after the restrictions were relaxed. She stayed there with her corgis.
When the queen passed away, one of the public’s main worries was what would happen to Muick and Sandy. They will just move into the prince’s and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson’s home on the estate, a representative for Prince Andrew later revealed. (Despite being divorced, the couple still resides together at the grounds’ Royal Lodge.)
The queen owned a variety of breeds during the course of her long reign, but she preferred corgis. According to reports, she had more than 30 throughout her life. Princess Diana once referred to them as a “moving carpet.”