Lady Louise's necklace, a simple horse head silhouette, was worn during the Queen's grandchildren's vigil and her funeral too. The late Queen is remembered as a keen horsewoman as is Prince Philip - an interest shared with their youngest granddaughter.
- Lady Louise's necklace is evocative of the brooch she wore at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.
- The young royal is known for her passion for equine interests, especially in carriage driving - an activity that she enjoyed with her grandfather.
- In other royal news, Queen Elizabeth II's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter reflects on his experience working for Her Majesty for 12 years.
In the days since Buckingham Palace made the solemn announcement that Queen Elizabeth II had died at Balmoral Castle, countless moving images have been shared. One particularly emotional scene was that of the vigil, held by the Queen's grandchildren, where they stood around her coffin in silence for 15 minutes.
It was during this vigil that Lady Louise's necklace was first spotted, a clear tribute to the great love of horses that her grandmother instilled in her. The young royal also wore the necklace during the Queen's funeral. For many, this subtle gesture was evocative of Lady Louise's poignant message to Prince Philip, a brooch depicting carriage riding - worn at his funeral.
Lady Louise and Prince Philip's bond was clear, especially in the arena of carriage riding and the pair were often spotted out on the grounds of Windsor Castle. In fact, since his passing, Lady Louise is believed to be in possession of the Duke of Edinburgh's fell ponies - Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm. She also led an emotional tribute to the Duke, back in May 2022, which left her usually stoic grandmother visibly moved.
She clearly isn't the only member of the Royal Family who's inherited this love of horses, as evidenced during another moment among the key moments of the Queen's funeral. Princess Charlotte’s sweet tribute to Queen Elizabeth II came in the form of a very sweet horseshoe brooch, made from precious stones.
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