A cowboy from California will sit alongside heads of state at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.
Monty Roberts’ unique method of training horses impressed the Queen and formed the basis of a decades-long friendship.
In 2011, she made Monty an honorary Member of the Royal Victorian Order, an honour bestowed on people who have served the Queen or the monarchy in a personal way.
» Go here for video, The cowboy and the Queen who bonded over horses (2 mins 3 sec), produced by the BBC’s Regan Morris and Chuck Tayman.
• The Cowboy and the Queen, by Jenny Gross, New York Times, 12 Sept 2022
• How The Queen’s love of horses extended to their caregivers as well, by Sutton Reekes, The List, 17th Sept 2022
Featured Image: HM The Queen in headscarf watches horses training. Mint Moda.
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