I'm not sure if you even have an opinion on the Royal Family or whether you're a monarchist or an anti, but none of that matters to me. This isn't about any of that.
I'm posting this here to recognize her as a life long hunter, primarily at Balmoral. Reading recently about bits of her life, I knew that she was an avid outdoors woman, but I never realized her penchant for hunting, for both grouse and deer. One report from a british newspaper some years back started a flap when, she was seen breaking the neck of a bird in a humane gesture to terminate it. That made me laugh. She also raised hunting dogs and handled all sorts of firearms from the time she was a young girl.
So.....that's pretty much it. I am one who will miss her, for reasons I'll spare the readership. I only know she knew shizz from Shinola, which is pretty much a constant from the Greatest Generation.
Btw, yah it's real.
Back in 1993, she got to show off some of her shooting skills at an Army Rifle Association meeting in Bisley, Woking. A photograph from the event shows the Queen firing the last shot on a standard SA80 rifle under the supervision of her chief instructor, Corp. Lt. Col. George Harvey.
At the time the photo was taken, the Queen was already in her late 60s, but the truth is, she has been trained to handle firearms since the age of 14. In 2019, a Channel 4 documentary shed light on how the then-Princess Elizabeth was trained to fire a Tommy gun given to her by Winston Churchill in Buckingham Palace Gardens during the Second World War.