As head of state, the Queen embodied tradition, dignity and composure, but the moments of her taking delight in the smaller things will be some of those most cherished.
As Labour leader Keir Starmer said in his tribute in the Commons: “She did not simply reign over us, she lived alongside us.”
Her love for animals – her corgis, horses and cattle – was widely known, as well as her gentle humour.
These are some of the most magical, heart-warming and special moments of the Queen being shared to remember her.
When she saw some cows at her 90th birthday celebration
Meeting David Attenborough in the palace gardens
Joyfully watching the horses cross the finish line at Royal Ascot
When she insisted on using a ceremonial sword to cut a cake at The Eden Project
Sprinting to see her sweepstake horse win a race
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