This isnotthe way to welcome Queen Elizabeth home!
The 92-year-old monarchofficially moved into Balmoral Castle inScotland forher annual summer breakon Monday, but one naughty animal's inopportune bathroom break nearly upstaged her arrival.
Shetland pony Cruachan IV, the mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was on-hand to greet the Queen after she inspected the Balaclava Company, 5 Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
However, the 4-year-old miniature horse decided to relieve himself then and there, causing Queen Elizabeth to turn away and shield her nose from the smell with her hand.
A guard standing behind the Queen couldn’t help but smile at the awkward moment.
This isn’t the first timeCruachan misbehaved in the presence of thelongtime horse lover.
The pony tried to take a nibble of Queen Elizabeth’s bouquet of flowerswhile she visited Stirling Castle alongside husbandPrince Philipto mark her 70th anniversary as Colonel-in-Chief of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in July 2017.
“Get away!” she said as she hid the bouquet behind her back and gave the pony a pat on the head.