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The Queen

The Platinum Jubilee is underway as The Queen attends special horse extravaganza at Windsor

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations are well underway with The Queen attending her first major event as part of the festivities.

On Sunday evening, Her Majesty attended the equine gala evening entitled ‘Gallop Through History’ which was aired live on British television.

The show has been taking place over the past four nights, with The Queen attending on the final evening.

She joined members of her family and around 4,000 spectators to watch the gala evening which featured 500 horses and 1000 performers.

Arriving in the arena to huge cheers, the 96-year-old monarch was driven to the stands, before exiting her car and walking to her seat.

Amongst those who performed at the extravaganza was Tom Cruise, Dame Helen Mirren and Katherine Jenkins.

The 90-minute production took audiences on a gallop through history from the days of Elizabeth I to the present day and the record breaking reign of Elizabeth II.

It was staged in the same arena as The Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012, and The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration in 2016.