The Queen's headscarf laid on saddle of beloved pony Emma in emotional moment at her funeral

The Queen's headscarf was spotted on the saddle of her beloved fell pony Emma as her coffin passed by

Queen's scarf pony - Queen Elizabeth II's coffin passes her fell pony Emma in Windsor
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The Queen's headscarf was spotted on the saddle of her beloved fell pony named Emma as her coffin made its final journey down the Long Walk to Windsor Castle. 

One of the Queen's headscarves made a poignant appearance at her State funeral after it was placed on the saddle of one of her beloved fell ponies. 

As the Queen's coffin made its final journey from Westminster Abbey to St George's Chapel, Windsor, members of the public lined the streets. 

Millions of viewers around the world tuned in to pay farewell to the Queen who died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle. 

Some of the late sovereign's animals, including her fell pony Emma and her Corgis named Sandy and Muick, turned out to watch the Queen's coffin drive past one last time.

The Queen was known for her love of horses and was said to have enjoyed riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle in the last few years of her life. 

In honour of the Queen's love of horses, one of her favourite headscarves was fittingly placed on the empty saddle of her pony Emma, as she stood beside head groom Terry Pendry.

The Queen's favourite headscarf

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It was a particularly moving moment for royal fans who had followed the ceremony, with many taking to social media to discuss the special detail.

One tweeted "Didn't see the head scarf on Emma the Queen's pony.. I've gone again."

The Queen is said to have never liked to wear a helmet while on horseback because of her hair.

And in a 2014 interview, her racing trainer Ian Balding recalled the moment he asked why the monarch never wears a riding hat.

The Queen is said to have replied, "I never have and you don't have to have your hair done like I do."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)