Queen Elizabeth’s ‘FAVOURITE’ week of the year REVEALED

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Queen Elizabeth’s ‘FAVOURITE’ week of the year REVEALED

Queen Elizabeth’s “favourite” week of the year has been revealed by a Royal expert and it is not what you would expect.

Royal Ascot gets underway on Tuesday and according to Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, this is Her Majesty’s “favourite week of the year”.

Mr Fitzwilliams exclusively told Express.co.uk: “Coming up is her favourite week of the year, Royal Ascot, as well as Zara’s baby expected in the summer who will be her seventh great-grandchild, Louis’s christening and Eugenie’s wedding.

“It has been a most important Royal year and the nation has been delighted the Queen has been on such splendid form and able to do what she does.

“She must be delighted as she contemplates both the high current popularity of the monarchy and the future seems assured too.”

Queen Elizabeth’s favourite week of the year has been revealed by a Royal expert Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth’s favourite week of the year has been revealed by a Royal expert Photo (C) GETTY

The Queen will be in attendance for all five days next week.

Her Majesty has attended every day of the meeting for the past 64 years.

The last time The Queen missed an event at Royal Ascot was during her own coronation in 1953.

Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the Royal procession will arrive at 2pm each day.

his is half an hour before the first race begins.

The carriages carrying the Royal procession will leave Windsor Castle early afternoon and enter the racecourse through the golden gates before they pass thousands of onlookers in front of the grandstand.

The Royal procession is a tradition unique to Royal Ascot which goes back all the way to 1825.

Queen Elizabeth pictured on day 5 of Royal Ascot in 2017 Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth pictured on day 5 of Royal Ascot in 2017 Photo (C) GETTY

People in the Royal procession change each day, but Her Majesty is often joined by her racing manager John Warren and husband Prince Philip.

Princess Anne is another member of the Royal Family who is expected to attend the event and is also a keen follower of the sport.

The Queen will watch the racing in the Royal Box.

Royal Ascot was founded by Queen Anne in 1711.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew arrive in the Royal Procession on day 5 of Royal Ascot 2017 Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew arrive in the Royal Procession on day 5 of Royal Ascot 2017 Photo (C) GETTY

Her Majesty has owned 22 winning horses including Estimate, 2013’s winner of the historic Gold Cup.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK