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The Queen watches on with pride as Lady Louise drives Prince Philip’s carriages at Windsor Horse Show


The Queen was beaming with pride at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday as her granddaughter, Lady Louise, took part in the event.

Accompanied by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen watched her 18-year-old granddaughter from the stands in the arena.

Lady Louise led the Fell Pony Society centenary parade into the arena as her proud parents watched on.

The moment was particularly poignant as Lady Louise was driving the carriages which once belonged to her late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip was one of the leading carriage drivers, and passed his passion on to Lady Louise who is continuing his legacy.

After a significant period away from the public, The Queen looked delighted to be at the Royal Windsor Horse Show – one of her favourite annual events.

As well as seeing Lady Louise ride, Her Majesty had a number of horses entered in completions.

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 was presented with the winning trophy 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.

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