Prince Philip has left his prized ponies to his granddaughter Lady Louise, who shares his passion for carriage driving.
Lady Louise who is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex, was taught the sport by her late grandfather.
The Duke of Edinburgh was seen watching Louise as she placed third and the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2019.
Philip’s prized green carriage and two of his beloved ponies, Balmoral Nevis and Notlaw Storm, made an appearance at his funeral on Sunday.
The Duke began carriage driving after retiring from polo at 50 due to an arthritic wrist.
The sport was one of the Duke’s greatest passions, with the royal even drafting the official rules for international horse carriage riding competitions.
In a guidebook he wrote about the sport, Philip said: “I am getting old, my reactions are getting slower, and my memory is unreliable, but I have never lost the sheer pleasure of driving a team through the British countryside.”
Lady Louise will care for and exercise Philip’s black ponies as part of her inheritance.
Speaking to The Sun, the teenager had become the Queen’s “favourite grandchild” after spending time with her grandparents at their holiday home in Balmoral.
This article originally appeared on Over60.