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Hugh Grant ‘sobs’ over poignant images of the late Queen’s pony Emma

Hugh Grant has revealed he ‘sobbed’ when he noticed the poignant images of the late Queen’s pony Emma watching Her Majesty’s funeral procession on Monday. 

In touching scenes beamed round the world, 24-year-old Emma stepped out to greet the Monarch for the final time, as the royal hearse arrived in Windsor.

‘Emma. Sob,’ Hugh Tweeted on Monday together with a horse emoji – as he watched the funeral on TV and reacted to the second.

Emotional: Hugh Grant has revealed he ‘sobbed’ when he noticed the poignant images of the late Queen’s pony Emma watching Her Majesty’s funeral procession on Monday

Queen Elizabeth’s groom Terry Pendry has revealed his satisfaction and honour at taking the monarch’s favorite horse Emma to say a closing farewell to her.

Mr Pendry was seen bowing his head as he held Emma, whereas the hearse carrying the Queen drove previous. 

He had positioned a head scarf on the saddle as Her Majesty not often wore a driving hat. 

Speaking solely to MailOnline Mr Pendry, 72, who has been head groom at Windsor for 28 years and usually rode with the Queen revealed how she had ridden Highland Fell Emma the final time again in July. 

Sad: In touching scenes beamed 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

Sad: In touching scenes beamed round the world, 24-year-old Emma stepped out to greet the Monarch for the final time, as the royal hearse arrived in Windsor yesterday

Tough: 'Emma. Sob,' Hugh Tweeted on Monday along with a horse emoji - as he watched the funeral on TV and reacted to the moment

Tough: ‘Emma. Sob,’ Hugh Tweeted on Monday together with a horse emoji – as he watched the funeral on TV and reacted to the second

Mr Pendry, who attended the service at St George’s Chapel, and who lives on the property, stated: ‘It was an honour and privilege to have Emma with me to say goodbye to Her Majesty for the final time.

‘The Queen adored Emma and rode her for greater than 20 years so it was solely proper she ought to have been there, and she or he behaved impeccably.

‘I believe she in all probability had some kind of sixth sense that Her Majesty would not be driving her anymore and she or he did her proud by standing there so respectfully.’

Moment: Queen Elizabeth's groom Terry Pendry has revealed his pride and honour at taking the monarch's favourite horse Emma to say a final farewell to her

Moment: Queen Elizabeth’s groom Terry Pendry has revealed his satisfaction and honour at taking the monarch’s favorite horse Emma to say a closing farewell to her

He went on: ‘The Queen all the time rode with a white sheepskin saddle, it was her favorite, so I made certain Emma had that on as properly.

‘Then for the of completion I put Her Majesty’s Hermes headband on the saddle. It was her favorite and had the horses and carriages printed on it.

‘Less is extra in case you ask me. I might have put her driving crop and gloves, however I simply thought the headband was the excellent contact.’

Taking it all in: Hugh had an emotional reaction to the Queen's funeral procession when he saw the horse

Taking all of it in: Hugh had an emotional response to the Queen’s funeral procession when he noticed the horse 

Mr Pendry stated: ‘I’ve been driving with the Queen for years and the final time she was on Emma was again on July 18 – two days earlier than she left for Balmoral.

‘It’s a reminiscence I shall always remember, and I let you know one thing, the Queen could have been frail as any 96-year-old can be, however she was nonetheless as sharp as something, she was crystal clear.

‘I used to be proper by her facet and there was no indication that something was fallacious along with her. The Queen was an unbelievable girl who selflessly devoted herself to the service of this nation and the commonwealth. It’s been my privilege to have been a loyal servant of the Queen and I hope to hold on my work for the King and there’s tons of work to be completed.’

Mr Pendry, who was awarded the LVO and BEM for his companies, added: ‘I’m unhappy to say that I do not assume we will ever seen anybody like the Queen once more and there are not any phrases to specific how a lot I shall miss her.

Sweet: Also out in Windsor to pay their respects on Monday were the late Queen's two corgis Sandy and Muick

Sweet: Also out in Windsor to pay their respects on Monday had been the late Queen’s two corgis Sandy and Muick

‘All I can say as a loyal servant of a few years is ‘God bless her and God Save The King.’ The previous couple of days have been very traumatic however now we simply have to hold on and get on with our work.

‘I’m simply so glad that Emma and I had been capable of say our goodbye at Windsor the place Her Majesty loved driving her horses a lot.’

Also out in Windsor to pay their respects on Monday had been the late Queen’s two corgis Sandy and Muick.

The Queen handed away 10 days in the past at Balmoral and the nation has been in a interval of mourning since.  

Historic: The Queen passed away 10 days ago at Balmoral and the country has been in a period of mourning since

Historic: The Queen handed away 10 days in the past at Balmoral and the nation has been in a interval of mourning since

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