Royal Foal Patrol: Queen Elizabeth Watches Mares Foal On IPad, According To Report

If horse lovers needed more proof that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bears some resemblance to commoners when it comes to her stable, a report on Horse and Hound this week reveals she keeps an eye on her broodmares even in the midst of her hectic schedule.

The Queen’s broodmares at Sandringham are monitored by closed-circuit television cameras, which stud manager David Somers said can be livestreamed to iPads or iPhones whenever the Queen wants to check in on a foaling.

The British royal family have been involved in breeding Thoroughbreds since 1886, when the royal stud was established by Edward, Prince of Wales. The Queen has been quoted as saying her interest in racehorses first emerged during World War II.

“I enjoy breeding a horse that’s faster than other people’s,” she said in a 1974 interview. “Basically, I love horses and the Thoroughbred epitomises a really good horse.”

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