Hugh Grant has revealed that he “sobs” when he saw the poignant images of the late Queen Pony Emma watching Her Majesty’s funeral procession Monday.
In touching scenes broadcast around the world, 24-year-old Emma stepped out to greet the Monarch for the last time, as the royal hearse arrived in Windsor.
‘Emma. Sob,” Hugh tweeted Monday along with a horse emoji — watching the funeral on TV and reacting at the time.
Emotional: Hugh Grant has revealed he ‘sobs’ when he saw the poignant footage of the late Queen Pony Emma watching Her Majesty’s funeral procession on Monday (pictured in July)
Terry Pendry, Queen Elizabeth’s groom, has revealed his pride and honor by bidding farewell to Emma, the monarch’s favorite horse, for one last time.
Mr. Pendry was seen bowing his head holding Emma as the hearse with the Queen passed by.
He had put on a headscarf on the saddle, as Her Majesty seldom wore a riding cap.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Mr Pendry, 72, who has been a head groomer in Windsor for 28 years and regularly rode with the Queen, revealed how she had ridden Highland Fell Emma last July.
Sad: In touching scenes broadcast around the world, 24-year-old Emma stepped out to greet the Monarch for the last time, as the royal hearse arrived in Windsor yesterday
Stoer: ‘Emma. Sob,” Hugh tweeted Monday along with a horse emoji — watching the funeral on TV and reacting at the time
Mr Pendry, who attended the service at St George’s Chapel and lives on the estate, said: ‘It was an honor and a privilege to have Emma with me to bid Her Majesty one last time.
“The Queen adored Emma and has ridden her for over 20 years, so it was only right that she should have been there, and she behaved impeccably.
“I think she probably had some sort of sixth sense that Her Majesty wouldn’t ride her again and she showed her pride by standing there so respectfully.”
Moment: Queen Elizabeth’s groom Terry Pendry has revealed his pride and honor by saying goodbye to Emma’s favorite horse Emma for the last time
He continued: ‘The Queen always rode with a white sheepskin saddle, it was her favorite, so I made sure Emma had that on too.
“Then, for the finishing touch, I put Her Majesty’s Hermes kerchief on the saddle. It was her favorite and had the horses and carriages printed on it.
Less is more if you ask me. I could have put on her riding crop and gloves, but I thought the headscarf was just perfect.’
Take it all in: Hugh reacted emotionally to the Queen’s funeral procession when he saw the horse
Mr Pendry said: ‘I have been riding with the Queen for years and the last time she sat on Emma was on 18th July – two days before she left for Balmoral.
“It’s a memory I’ll never forget, and I’m telling you something, the Queen may have been weak as any 96-year-old, but she was still as sharp as anything, she was crystal clear.”
“I was by her side and there was no indication that anything was wrong with her. The Queen was an incredible lady who selflessly devoted herself to the service of this country and the commonwealth. It has been a privilege for me to have been a faithful servant of the Queen and I hope to continue my work for the King and there is still much work to be done.”
Mr Pendry, who received the LVO and BEM for his services, added: ‘I am sorry to say that I don’t think we will ever see anyone like the Queen again and there are no words to express how much I will to miss. hair.
Sweet: Also in Windsor to pay their respects on Monday were the late Queen’s two corgis, Sandy and Muick
“All I can say as a faithful servant of many years is ‘God bless her and God Save The King.’ The past few days have been very traumatic, but now we just have to move on and carry on with our work.
“I’m so glad Emma and I got to say goodbye in Windsor, where Her Majesty loved riding her horses.”
Also in Windsor to pay their respects on Monday were the late Queen’s two corgis, Sandy and Muick.
The Queen died 10 days ago in Balmoral and the country has been in mourning ever since.
Historic: The Queen died 10 days ago in Balmoral and the country has been in mourning ever since