The Queen's pony helped pay tribute at her funeral in the most special way

The Queen's pony Emma watched on as her coffin made its final journey down the Long Walk

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Queen Elizabeth II's beloved fell pony named Emma played a poignant part in the late monarch's funeral proceedings.

After Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral took place at Westminster Abbey in London, Her Majesty's coffin made its final journey to Windsor Castle where it was driven up the Long Walk for a second service at St George's Chapel. 

The Queen's much-loved Corgis, Muick and Sandy, watched on as the coffin made its way past, while her fell pony Emma was joined on the sidelines with the Queen's head groom, Terry Pendry. 

In a sweet nod to Her Majesty's love for Emma, one of her headscarves was placed on her saddle.

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The Queen owned Emma for over 26 years, making her presence during the funeral proceedings particularly special. 

Emma, known to be one of the Queen's favorite horses, played a key part in the Queen's passion for riding and Her Majesty was known to enjoy rides around the grounds of Windsor Castle even in the final years of her life. 

Queen pony Emma

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The Queen famously owned over 30 Corgis in her lifetime and two of her most recent pups, named Muick and Sandy, also stood on the forecourt of Windsor Castle to mark the arrival of her coffin.  

It has been confirmed that Sandy and Muick will be adopted by Prince Andrew and his ex wife, Sarah Ferguson, in light of the Queen's passing and will be cared for at Royal Lodge

Caitlin Elliott
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Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.