Lots of horses
It’s widely known that 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth loves horses. She started riding at three and hasn’t stopped since. So it’s no surprise that she was presented with five horses to commemorate her 1953 Coronation: an Arab stallion from King Faisal of Iraq, an Arab stallion and an Arab mare from the Imam of Yemen, and two polo ponies from President Perón of Argentina. In the years since, she’s received countless other horses, which have been used as riding horses, carraige horses, and even police horses.
A few cows
The Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society of the Channel Islands has gifted the Queen two cows, one in 1957 and one in 1978. Each cow was sent to the royal dairy herd at Windsor. The herd was originally organized in 1858 to provide the castle household with fresh dairy. Don’t miss these other fascinating facts about Queen Elizabeth.