COUNTRYFILE aired a special this evening about the Royal family as it looks over places made home by Queen Elizabeth. Tonight’s Sandringham episode showcased the monarch’s love of animals and even put out some never-before-seen footage.
Queen Elizabeth II was the focus of this evening’s special edition of Countryfile.
Sandringham was at the heart of the episode as fans were given an insight into how her Norfolk estate is run.
It even let sleep some secrets about the monarch when she was younger.
From an early age, the Queen had a love of pretty much all animals – especially horses.
And as a treat for Countryfile viewers, the BBC gained access to some very rare footage.
One adorable clip showed a very young monarch climbing on top of a horse for the very first time.
She seemed to be loving every second of the adventure which seemed to be the beginning of her passion for riding.
What’s more, viewers were loving the Royal special which is looking at a different estate each week.
One wrote on Twitter: These #countryfile #QueenElizabeth specials have been MARVELLOUS slow telly. HM is mad about horses, cows, @Girlguiding and dogs….wonder if she’d consider being my new best friend?”
Another added: “Great episode of #Countryfile tonight, programme as it should be.”
A third said: “Superb programmes #countryfile.”
A fourth posted: “#QueenAndCountry was fantastic! Well done @BBCCountryfile very well produced. Three fabulous episodes!”
Last week, Adam Henson dropped another Royal revelation, leaving fans stunned.
Matt Baker and Adam looked into the logistics behind The Queen’s farm and lands in Windsor’s Great Park.
While the show spent time focussing on the hydroelectric power built up by generators in the Thames, Adam was more interested in the technology given to the cows.
He visited the barn where the cows are kept and was almost stunned to find that the farm incorporated huge amounts of technology.
Cows were shown being milked automatically by robots, allowing them to come and go as they pleased throughout their day.
An enormous roomba-like robot also traversed the floors sweeping up after the bovine.
However the most shocking feature to Adam was the special bed arrangements made for the cattle.
Adam’s guide, Mark Osman, showed off the cows’ water beds which destress the animals.