A mourner paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth by placing a small posey of flowers at her Diamond Jubilee Cairn this week, it’s been revealed.
Her Majesty spent her final days at Balmoral before she passed away there, aged 96 on September 8, 2022.
A sweet picture of the small tribute left at the Diamond Jubilee Cairn on the Balmoral Estate was shared on the estates official Twitteraccount yesterday.
Two horses appeared to be having a quiet moment next to the cairn, which was built to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
While it is unknown who left the gift for the Queen, the Cairn was built as a gift for the Queen from present and former employees of the Balmoral Estate and looks down onto the sunken garden.
A mourner paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth by placing a small posey of flowers at her Diamond Jubilee Cairn this week, it’s been revealed
The captioned read: ‘A lovely tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Diamond Jubilee Cairn on Balmoral Estate.
‘In 2012, the cairn was built to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with 60 stones, one for each year, being placed.’
Many rushed to the comments to leave their thought on the emotional picture.
One person wrote: ‘Thank you for sharing this lovely photo. I wonder if the ponies sense her presence there?’
Another said: ‘A lovely tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee and so nice to be pictured with the ponies.’
While someone else said: ‘A natural stone tribute, bet she loved it.’
It comes days after the Queen’s lead groom Terry Pendry marked the anniversary of the Queen’s death by taking her beloved horse Emma for a walk in Windsor.
Terry made his own tribute to the late monarch by leading out her favourite fell pony in the very grounds where the monarch would once have ridden her.
A keen animal lover, the Queen doted throughout her life on horses and her pet corgis, of which she had many.
Her Majesty spent her final days at Balmoral before she passed away there, aged 96 on September 8, 2022 (pictured at Ascot Racecourse 2018)
Into her nineties the Queen would still go riding on her beloved horse – without a helmet
Elsewhere at Windsor this morning, groom Mr Pendry looked contemplative as he lead glossy black horse Emma around the grounds.
At the Queen’s funeral last year, in touching scenes beamed around the world, 25-year-old Emma was seen stepping out to greet the late monarch for the last time, as the royal hearse arrived in Windsor.
The groom 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.
The 73-year-old later told MailOnline, who has been head groom at Windsor for 29 years and regularly rode with the Queen, she had last ridden fell pony Emma in July 2022.
Many rushed to the comments to leave their thought on the emotional picture
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.
‘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.’
Mr Pendry, who was awarded the LVO and BEM for his services, added: ‘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.’