The Queen entered her four-year-old bull, which she owns and has bred from birth, into the City of Glasgow International Highland Cattle Show and it came top of the class. But, in an unlikely twist of events, the bull - whose name is Ruaridh - has become a minor celebrity after its latest victory was proudly posted on Facebook and YouTube. Full story >>
The cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express is set somewhere in the Scottish Highlands (note the purple heather covering the ground). The Queen is riding her prize-winning bull, which has a winner's rosette attached to its coat, 'side saddle' (as Queens do). Her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, comments to Prince Charles, their son, "It used to be corgis and racehorses ..."
The Duke is referring to the Queen's passion for horse racing (she owns several race horses) and corgis (she has several of those too).
Princes Charles and Philip are both wearing kilts and sporrans, the traditional Scottish dress for men.
Cattle are cows and bulls that are kept as farm animals for their milk or meat. Cattle is an uncountable noun, so you cannot say 'a cattle' or use it in the plural. To refer to an individual animal, you have to use the word 'bull' or 'cow' depending on its gender. • We keep 20 head of cattle on the farm - two bulls and 18 cows. • Sarah grew up around horses and cattle on the family property in New South Wales.