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A delighted Queen receives trophy after her highland pony wins at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

The Queen’s highland pony won first place in a competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The 96-year-old monarch was visibly delighted as she watched her pony beat all other competition.

For her efforts, Her Majesty was presented with the winning trophy in the arena to cheers from the crowd.

Her Majesty arrived at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday morning in a Range Rover where she watched one of her ponies compete from the comfort of the passenger seat.

Soon afterwards, she was driven inside the main arena where she carefully left her car, and walked to her seat with the aid of a walking stick.

This is the first time The Queen has been seen in public since a memorial service was held in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in March.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Her Majesty is showing 41 animals at the show this year – around double the number she does in a typical year, reflecting the quality of her entries.

It is understood that the monarch made a private visit to her horses on Thursday after pulling out from visiting the show in person.

Due to her ongoing mobility issues, Her Majesty is deciding which events she can attend shortly before they begin.

To the delight of spectators on Friday, The Queen decided that she was able to attend the event in person.