Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts has audience at Buckingham Palace with The Queen

Royal watchers are well aware of the Queen’s love of equestrian sports. And recently, the horse world’s undisputed king paid her a visit.

Monty Roberts, better known as the Horse Whisperer, visited Buckingham Palace bringing a little California cowboy sensibility to traditional English riding. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was also on hand for the training display at the Royal Mews, which took place on behalf of the animal welfare charity, The Brooke.

Members of the Royal Family watched, from safely behind a fence, as Roberts, 80, worked with a mare that had never been ridden. 

Roberts, of course, is the inspiration for the Hollywood movie, The Horse Whisperer, which starred Robert Redford.

Roberts told local media that he would still be a cowboy in California if it wasn’t for his longtime friendship with Her Majesty. British media also covered it from every angle, such as the Daily Mail’s reporting on everything from the dirt in the arena to the royal wardrobe.

Watch Roberts talk about the experience on his Facebook page. And, you can learn more about the Queen and her love of horses, particularly Burmese, here. The Queen, photographed below on Burmese, her favourite trooping horse, was a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1969.

From: David Pogson Sent: 11 March 2005 09:43 To: Emma Goodey Subject: FW: Youngsters meet Princess -----Original Message----- From: pictures@pixmedia.co.uk [mailto:pictures@pixmedia.co.uk] Sent: 10 March 2005 17:42 To: David Pogson Subject: Youngsters meet Princess Hi David - Please see the attached pics from Boarshaw on Monday. If you would be kind enough to credit Pixmedia for the images, I would be grateful. Would you like to be included on the distribution list for pics from future events? Kind regards Simon C Apps Managing DIrector Pixmedia Ltd Caption: Boarshaw youngsters Anthony Leach and Daniel Cooper chatting to The Princess Royal when she officially opened the new YIP. Credit: Pixmedia This image is provided free of charge for editorial use and is approved by Crime Concern PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED FROM THE INTERNET AND HAS BEEN CERTIFIED VIRUS-FREE.
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