Queen Elizabeth news: Queen, 92, spotted out riding at Windsor as she remembers war heroes

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Queen Elizabeth news: Queen, 92, spotted out riding at Windsor as she remembers war heroes

The Queen showed her dedication to Great Britain and its fallen war heroes when she went out on a horse ride on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Displaying how she is never off duty, the 92-year-old decorated her Fell pony with a trio of poppies on its bridle as the country prepares to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The Queen horseriding as a teenager Image BBC
The Queen horseriding as a teenager Image BBC

The Queen used to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London every year during Armistice Day, but last year Prince Charles took on the role in a sign she was reducing her duties. She watched from a balcony alongside Prince Philip who looked frail and propped himself up using a wall.

But the Queen showed her solidarity with her nation as she took a ride out through the grounds of Windsor Castle this morning.

The Queen was seen horse riding on her estate in Windsor Image KELVIN BRUCE
The Queen was seen horse riding on her estate in Windsor Image KELVIN BRUCE

She wore her usual headscarf instead of a riding hat, having ridden since she was a youngster, the Queen took her

The monarch was also wearing a navy coat and tinted glasses.

She followed husband Prince Philip who had been spotted riding his horse and carriage around the autumnal grounds earlier this morning.

The Queen was seen horse riding on her estate in Windsor Image KELVIN BRUCE
The Queen was seen horse riding on her estate in Windsor Image KELVIN BRUCE

The Duke of Edinburgh looked cheery as she took two Fell ponies through fields in Windsor. He sat at the front of his carriage solo, with two stable women sat behind.

He was wrapped up warm with a winter coat, hat, gloves, boots and a blanket on.

The Queen also looked cosy and appeared to be wearing layers to keep warm from the winter chill, with temperatures between 10C and 15C this morning.

The Queen and Prince Philip are passionate about horses, and are regularly seen riding on the grounds of their Windsor Castle home.

Although she has ridden since she was four-years-old, the Queen previously revealed her love of horse riding really flourished during the war.

In 1974 she said: “I suppose I first began interested in racing during the war. I’d never felt the satin softness of a thoroughbred before, it’s a wonderful thing.”

The Queen was last seen out on a hack in Windsor in April, with the monarch opting to ride her horse rather than rush to London to meet her latest great-grandchild Prince Louis on the day of his birth.

She has a lifelong relationship with horses, with the Queen known to have ridden from aged four when she was given her first pony from grandfather King George V.

Old footage shows the Queen confidently riding a Shetland pony aged six alongside her father King George VI.

She is also known to have helped out during the harvest in her Sandringham estate, with the Queen seen to lead a horse through fields during the wheat harvest.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK