The Queen and Duchess of Cornwall have paid
a visit to the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton in south London. The pair toured the facilities,
meeting some of its young riders and feeding the horses. Marmalade. How old is Marmalade? Fifteen.
Fifteen. That’s pretty good. The Queen actually paused to introduce herself
this special horse. Hello. And after giggling away, Her Majesty watched
a special riding display. From all of us, thank you so much for joining
us today and for watching our display. Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, my lords, ladies
and gentlemen, the Ebony Horse Club! It’s amazing that the Queen’s interested in
all the work we do and also I think the last time the Queen came to Brixton was many, many,
many years ago so yeah it’s amazing. It’s an experience that people like myself, who
were once a member of the club, is able to experience and also the children who just
started with the club, and it just lets everyone know the hard work we’re doing and the great
people who are interested. The Ebony Horse Club has been open since 1996
and aims to help improve the life skills and aspirations of some of the most disadvantaged
young people in the area. The Duchess of Cornwall has been President
of the club since April 2009.