Pony tries to eat the Queen’s flowers at Stirling Castle

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Pony tries to eat the Queen’s flowers at Stirling Castle

‘Go away!’ Hilarious moment the Queen told off a VERY naughty Shetland pony after he tried to take a bite out of her posy
The Queen met Cruachan IV the Shetland pony at Stirling Castle yesterday
The monarch was filmed telling the pony to ‘go away’ when he nibbled her posy
She swiftly moved her flowers behind her back before petting the pony’s nose

She is known for her gracious and demure demeanor but the Queen proved even she can lose her temper when she met a very naughty pony yesterday.

The 91-year-old monarch was filmed telling Cruachan IV the Shetland pony to ‘go away’ when he tried to take a bite out of her posy during a visit to Stirling Castle, in Scotland, yesterday.

The Queen, dressed in a fuchsia coat and matching hat, with Prince Philip at the castle
The Queen, dressed in a fuchsia coat and matching hat, with Prince Philip at the castle

The Queen, who has a lifelong love of horses, swiftly pulled the blooms behind her back before saying to the pony’s minder: ‘They always try to eat the flowers’.

The three-year-old pony, who is the mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was part of the guard of honour who greeted the Queen as she arrived to mark her 70th anniversary as Colonel-in-Chief of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

The monarch, who has a lifelong love of horses, reached out to pet the pony's nose
The monarch, who has a lifelong love of horses, reached out to pet the pony’s nose

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are spending Holyrood Week – known locally as Royal Week – visiting various regions in Scotland, meeting subjects across all walks of life and hosting thousands at Holyrood Palace.

At Stirling Castle the Queen was presented with the keys to the castle by the Earl of Mar and Kellie, who is the hereditary keeper of the keys.

Two-year-old Lottie Dean, standing with mother Samantha and father Lance Corporal Christopher of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, then gave her a posy.

The Queen stopped on her way down the carpet that had been rolled out in her honour to meet the pony.

The Queen appeared in good spirits as she made her way through the crowds to the castle
The Queen appeared in good spirits as she made her way through the crowds to the castle

But as she came within biting distance, the cheeky pony took a chance and stuck out his head to nibble on a purple bloom.

The Queen chastised the pony and moved the flowers out of reach before giving him a quick pat on the nose.

His minder could be heard telling the pony to be ‘gentle’ as Her Majesty extended her gloved hand towards him.

The monarch, who has a lifelong love of horses, reached out to The monarch, who has a lifelong love of horses, reached out to pet the pony's noseet the pony's nose
The monarch, who has a lifelong love of horses, reached out to pet the pony’s nose

Keeping with her love of vibrant colours, the Queen sported a pink raw silk coat, a silk dress in similar shades and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan.

When inside the palace, which her Her Majesty reopened in 2011, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh both signed the visitors’ book.

The Queen appeared in good spirits as she made her way through the crowds to the castle
The Queen appeared in good spirits as she made her way through the crowds to the castle

The Regimental Association then hosted a lunch with the royals inside the Grand Hall.

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