In today’s royal round up, we have three queens interacting with horses and babies. Queen Maxima and Queen Elizabeth both enjoyed some quality horse time, and Queen Letizia held a baby during a walkabout. This post is basically just an excuse for me to look at photos of horses.
During a regional visit to Eemland on October 24, Queen Maxima stopped by Het Gagelgat farm with King Willem-Alexander to pet some of the horses. One of which tried to grab a taste of the flower bouquet Maxima was holding.
Also on October 24, Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Charles, visited The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park Barracks where she was introduced to the regiment’s new drummer horse, Perseus, before touring the stables.
HM fed another horse, Joanie, whom she gave to the regiment last summer. The Queen taking off her gloves in order to feed a horse might just be my new favorite royal picture.
HM also met a horse named Quinn, who was painted on the side with a skeleton, as part of the ‘Horses Inside Out’ program to educate Troopers on their horse’s anatomy and how best to look after them.
To keep with the animal theme, here is a photo of Queen Letizia, and King Felipe, walking by some cows during a visit to Porenu village – which was named 2017 Best Asturian Village – on October 21.
This last part is completely breaking the farm animal theme, but it’s so rare to see Letizia fawning over babies that I thought I’d include these photos.