Pony causes a stink as Queen kick starts her summer break

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Queen Elizabeth has once again come face to face with the Shetland pony who attempts to terrorize her summer retreat to Scotland on an annual basis.

The Queen didn't look impressed when an adorable pony, called Cruachan IV, defecated in front of her at Balmoral Castle yesterday. According to the newspaper the Sun, 92-year-old Elizabeth, departing from an animal, even forced to pinch his nose because of the spread of the stench.

The three-year-old pony made headlines past year when he tried to nibble the Queen's posy during a visit to Stirling Castle, prompting the monarch to tell him to "go away".

But while the soldiers of the 5 Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland were giving her their best welcome on Monday, their mascot had other ideas.

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Within moments, the Queen was pictured bowing her head and bringing her glove to her nose as the smell obviously got too much for her.

In July past year, he cheekily tried to steal the Queen's flowers during her previous visit to the regiment.

However, instead of looking annoyed at the pony, the Queen was seen smiling, showing off how much she loves to be around the animals.

And in February this year, when the grandson of the Queen, Harry and his bride Meghan Markle made a visit to Edinburgh castle, the same pony tried to bite the Prince's hand. The castle is open to the public until the end of July and has been prepared for the Queen's arrival over the last week.

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