Friday May 13, 2022
Queen Elizabeth on Friday surprised royal fans after she rolled in at the Royal Windsor Horse Show flashing a huge smile, in what marked her first proper public appearance since Prince Philip’s memorial in March.
As per Express UK, the 96-year-old monarch was driven from Windsor Castle to the Copper Horse Arena to attend the show in Home Park to see her pony, Balmoral Leia, compete in the Horse & Hound Mountains and Moorlands in Hand event for fell ponies.
In pictures shared by the outlet, the Queen appeared healthy despite growing concerns about her health and mobility, and even flashed a wide smile as she sat comfortably in the passenger seat of the ride.
The Royal Horse Show is notably one of the Queen’s most favourite royal events of the year; the monarch is an avid equestrian and has reared many ponies and horses in the royal stables during her 70-year reign.
She is also said to have attended the show every year since it was founded in 1943, only missing it when it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth’s all-smiles appearance has also calmed fears about her health after she missed the State Opening of the Parliament earlier this week.