Horsin’ Around: Watch Queen Elizabeth Partake in 1 of Her Fave Royal Pastimes

During her royal visit to Somerset yesterday, Queen Elizabeth toured the southwestern English county, and from the looks of it, had an absolute ball.

Her Majesty met with schoolchildren, opened a music center and toured an art gallery…but the highlight of her visit must’ve been feeding horses at the Manor Farm stables.

The queen, who’s been an avid equestrian all her life (which, admittedly, we learned from The Crown), fed a few horses at the stables during her visit.

The 92-year-old held the carrots expertly in one hand as the horse bent down to nibble. She then patted the horse’s nose, and is it weird we also kinda want to receive a pat of praise from the monarch herself?

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She even named one of the horses she met.

During a visit to Avon and Somerset’s police headquarters, Queen Elizabeth got to pick a name for the academy’s newest recruit: a beautiful black horse. The name she picked? Windsor, honoring her family name of House Windsor.

And we highly doubt it was a “spur” of the moment decision. (Sorry, guys.)


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