Down with their heads!
Queen Elizabeth II would take a scathing look at anyone who dared to ask her how horses are raised, her daughter-in-law Camilla Parker Bowles fondly recalled in a new BBC interview.
“You wouldn’t dare question her or argue with her about how horses are bred or how it ran, because then you would get a very steely, blue eye again,” the newly anointed queen consort recalled, per The Daily Mail. .
“She was able to escape to Sandringham. She had the stud next door. She could go every day, see her foals, train, you know, the next meetings of the year. I think she’s always kept that as… her private piece.’
Camilla, 75, also spoke about Balmoral Castle, where the Queen died on September 8 at the age of 96. She said it was a place where the late monarch could really relax and have some normalcy.
“She made a rule that she had her private time and her private passions and then her public role. I think it’s very important that the diary is planned in such a way that you know when you’re on duty and when you have things to do,” the Queen Consort explained.
“When she went to Scotland in August … that was the moment she could enjoy it.”
Although the Queen received red boxes from the government every day of the year – except for Easter and Christmas Day – Balmoral was still where “she could have her family to stay” and “she could do the things she loved”. said Camilla.
As for spending time with the Queen during royal engagements, King Charles III’s wife said she took the late monarch to some of her charities, the Ebony Horse Club and the Medical Detection Dogs.
“She loved them both. It was really fun and she asked a lot of questions,” Camilla said. “It was a lot of fun taking her to things I knew she would enjoy.”
She continued: ‘She has those beautiful blue eyes that when she smiles, you know, her whole face lights up. I will always remember that smile… that smile is unforgettable.”