A truly heartbreaking time for Her Majesty The Queen, with the news that her close friend and cousin Margaret Rhodes has passed away, aged 91.
The pair remained inseparable friends from early childhood until her passing, with Margaret acting as her bridesmaid at the future queen’s 1947 wedding.
Margaret gave some insight into their friendship back in 2006, when she recalled what they used to get up to as children, pretending to be horses.
‘We were circus horses, or riding ponies or anything you like but it involved a lot of neighing, and cantering and galloping,’ she good-naturedly recalled to BBC Radio 4’s Today Program.
Our thoughts are with Her Majesty at this very sad time.