QUEEN ELIZABETH II took her grandchildren pony-trekking around Balmoral Castle when they were young and proved to be an adorable grandmother when she consoled a sad Princess Beatrice, newly-resurfaced footage reveals.Z
With four children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, Queen Elizabeth II is without a doubt an experienced grandmother. She first stepped into the role in 1977 with the birth of Peter Phillips, and just welcomed another great-grandson, Archie Harrison, into the family. Based on the statements of princes William and Harry, the monarch is a protective and sweet type of grandmother, who is interested in what they are doing on a daily basis.
In a 2012 interview, Prince Harry told US journalist and TV personality the Queen is a “really, very, very normal” granny.
He said: “She is very relaxed, but she also takes a huge interest in what we all do.
“Her children, as well as her grandchildren.
“She wants to know which charities we are supporting, how life is going in our jobs as such. She has a vested interest in what we do.”
Queen Elizabeth consoled a young Princess Beatrice in 1992 (Image: GETTY)
The Queen is reportedly a protective and sweet type of grandmother (Image: GETTY)
It is BBC documentary “Elizabeth R”, aired on February 6, 1992 though, which includes footage of Her Majesty spending some quality time with her grandchildren, which proves just how a lovely grandmother she can be.
The footage shows the monarch outside Balmoral Castle, taking Prince Harry, Prince William, Zara Phillips, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice pony trekking around the estate.
After helping Princess Beatrice getting on her pony, Smokey, she starts guiding all of her grandchildren down a path.
Beatrice, who at the time was only 4 years old, is heard complaining about the fact she could not go on a big horse, just like Zara.
The Queen with Princess Beatrice and Prince William (Image: BBC)
The Queen helps Beatrice getting on her pony (Image: BBC)
She repeatedly says: “Can I come? Can I come?”
The Queen replies: “One day you will.
“When you are a bit bigger.
Beatrice, who is on a pony, starts shouting ‘no’, but the monarch firmly tells her: “Let’s follow them.
“Say ‘cmon, Smokey!'”
The young Princess immediately appears calmer and then follows her grandmother’s orders.
They are then seen following the horses, accompanied by Prince William.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK