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

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

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.

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

Emotional: Hugh Grant has revealed he 'sobbed' when he saw the poignant images of the late Queen's pony Emma watching Her Majesty's funeral procession on Monday, (pictured in July)

Emotional: Hugh Grant has revealed he ‘sobbed’ when he saw the poignant images of the late Queen’s pony Emma watching Her Majesty’s funeral procession on Monday, (pictured in July)

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.

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

He had placed a head scarf on the saddle as Her Majesty rarely wore a riding hat. 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline Mr Pendry, 72, who has been head groom at Windsor for 28 years and regularly rode with the Queen revealed how she had ridden Highland Fell Emma the last time back 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 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 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

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 along with a horse emoji - as he watched the funeral on TV and reacted to the moment

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

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

‘The Queen adored Emma and rode her for more than 20 years so it was only right she should have been there, and she behaved impeccably.

‘I think she probably had some sort of sixth sense that Her Majesty wouldn’t be riding her anymore and she 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 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 pride and honour at taking the monarch’s favourite horse Emma to say a final farewell to her

He went on: ‘The Queen always rode with a white sheepskin saddle, it was her favourite, so I made sure Emma had that on as well.

‘Then for the finishing touch I put Her Majesty’s Hermes headscarf on the saddle. It was her favourite and had the horses and carriages printed on it.

‘Less is more if you ask me. I could have put her riding crop and gloves, but I just thought the headscarf was the perfect touch.’

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

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

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

Mr Pendry said: ‘I’ve been riding with the Queen for years and the last time she was on Emma was back on July 18 – two days before she left for Balmoral.

‘It’s a memory I shall never forget, and I tell you something, the Queen may have been frail as any 96-year-old would be, but she was still as sharp as anything, she was crystal clear.

‘I was right by her side and there was no indication that anything was wrong with her. The Queen was an incredible lady who selflessly dedicated herself to the service of this country and the commonwealth. It’s been my privilege to have been a loyal servant of the Queen and I hope to carry on my work for the King and there is lots of work to be done.’

Mr Pendry, who was awarded the LVO and BEM for his services, added: ‘I’m sad to say that I don’t think we shall ever seen anyone like the Queen again and there are no words to express how much 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 were the late Queen's two corgis Sandy and Muick

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

‘All I can say as a loyal servant of many years is ‘God bless her and God Save The King.’ The last few days have been very traumatic but now we just have to carry on and get on with our work.

‘I’m just so glad that Emma and I were able to say our goodbye at Windsor where Her Majesty enjoyed riding her horses so much.’

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

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

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

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