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The Queen

Jubilant scenes as as The Queen attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show to watch her pony compete

There were jubilant scenes on Friday as Her Majesty The Queen made a rare public appearance at one of her favourite annual events – the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The equine event is known to be one of Her Majesty’s favourite occasions, with the monarch attending every year since 1943.

This was the first time The Queen had been seen in public since a service of remembrance was held to honour of the Duke of Edinburgh in March.

She has been forced to cancel her attendance at a number of high profile engagements recently, including the State Opening of Parliament, due to episodic mobility issues.

The Queen attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show to watch her pony, Leia, compete in one of the competitions.

The 96-year-old monarch watched the event from the passenger seat of her car, winding down her window as it began.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Her Majesty is showing 41 animals this year – around double the number she does in a usual 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.

This makes her attendance at events for the upcoming Platinum Jubilee uncertain.